Lane doing well at pro surf comp
PROMISING Rainbow Beach surfer Noah Lane is enjoying a dream run in the 2010 Burton Toyota Pro.
Lane, 21, received a wildcard into the event after an outstanding year on the junior circuit last year and survived his opening round challenge against fellow Australian Brett Burcher.
Competing at Merewether Beach, Newcastle, Lane defeated his rival 17 points to 4.36 points after a commanding display of skill in testing surf conditions.
Receiving the wildcard allowed Lane to cruise deeper into the competition, hitting the surf with his board after the field was cut significantly from 112 to 64.
Lane had a chance to rest and take stock after his opening victory before valiantly advancing to the Round of 32 with a second place yesterday.
The Rainbow Beach surfer competed against Hawaii’s Gavin Gillette together with Australian duo Rhys Bombaci and Matthew Jones, coming in second with 12 points.
Bombaci claimed first place with 13.93 points, marginally ahead of Lane who challenged to last remaining seconds on the clock.
Lane’s next challenge will be a battle against Australian surfer Adam Robertson.
The Burton Toyota Pro is yet another stepping stone for Lane who hopes to make waves on the world circuit and carve a reputation as one of the sport’s most accomplished talents.