Surfers Miller, Ingleby miss out on world class wins
A PAIR of Coffs Coast surfers have come close to winning world championships.
Sawtell's Barney Miller narrowly missed out on a maiden title at the Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship, finishing second with a 11.16-point heat total in the AS5 Assist Final to Brazilian Davi Teixeira (14.5 points).
The final day of competition at La Jolla Shores in California was surfed in clean two- to three-foot surf. and Miller came close to taking the major prize.
Along with his individual silver medal, Miller was also presented with a copper medal for being part of the Australian team which finished fourth on the points table of the 22 countries that competed.
Meanwhile in China Harley Ingleby's chase for a third world longboard championship finished a couple of heats short of his goal.
The Emerald Beach surfer was knocked out in the quarter finals by eventual runner-up Steven Sawyer in the Jeep World Longboard Championship at Hainan Island.
The 33 year-old needed to score at least 8.84 on his final wave to overcome Sawyer but the judges rated his last ride a 6.40.