Jase Finlay – Shark Island Champion!
The 20th Anniversary of the Shark Island Challenge went down in good 4-6 feet heavy slabbing Shark Island yesterday and it was the “people’s champion” Jase Finlay (Australia) who dominated the event and was crowned the 2017 SIC Champ!
The format of Shark Island was 25 invitees from around Australia which all riders surfed 2 rounds and the top 5 highest scoring athletes (best 3 waves) went into a 5 man final. It was the NSW South Coast legend Jase Finlay who finlay got the victory after finishing 5th in 2013, 4th in 2014, 3rd in 2015, 2nd in 2016 and 1st in the 2017 Shark Island Challenge.
1st – Jase Finlay
2nd – Shaun Pyne
3rd – Chris Deller
4th – Alex Leon
5th – Lachlan Cramsie
Best Barrel – Lachlan Cramsie
Best Air move – Jase Finlay (Air reverse)
Heaviest wipeout – Alex Leon
Images: Sam Venn @samvennphotographer
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