Jayke Sharpe battling it out for second place in the final of the 2008 Billabong Pro Junior.
Jayke Sharpe battling it out for second place in the final of the 2008 Billabong Pro Junior. The Coffs Coast Advocate

Sharpe has unlucky loss

COFFS Harbour surfer Jayke Sharpe might be counting himself more than a touch unlucky as he wakes up this morning.

Yesterday the 20-year-old was knocked out of the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships held at Narrabeen to finish in equal ninth position but some observers might be wondering why.

Facing Frenchman Marc Lacomare, Sharpe was behind on the scoreboard but pulled a couple of early stunning manoeuvres on his first scoring wave that could've seen him into the lead.

Alas it was not to be.

Perhaps his wave selection wasn't right but Sharpe eventually went down in a tight fourth round heat.

With only 30 seconds remaining, the local boy made a last ditch bid to progress through to the quarter-finals of the prestigious event.

Needing to score at least a 6.83 from the judges to win the head-to-head clash, Sharpe fell short when the judges awarded 4.50 for his last wave.



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