EVANS Head surfer Max McGillivray won the under-14 boys division at the Skullcandy OZ Grom Open.
He was chaired up the beach following his win in the final at Lennox Head on Tuesday.
Max has been one of the top Far North Coast juniors in recent years and is also part of the Lennox-Ballina Boardriders Riders club.
He was able to get the edge over his opponents with an impressive 14.10 two-wave heat total.
It was a big week for the Le-Ba team with Harry O'Brien and Juniper Harper reaching the final of the pro junior male and female divisions.
Ocea Curtis and Leihani Kaloha Zoric surfed in the under-16 and under-14 girls finals.
Coolangatta surfer Raya Campbell won the junior pro girls division while Kobi Clements (Long Reef) won the junior pro boys.
"Even though the wind picked up a bit, there were some quality sets, so I just wanted to make sure I got one of those," Campbell said.
"I was watching the other competitors before the final and they were all ripping, but I was feeling pretty confident and I think it paid off.
"My goal was to take the victory as it's been a while since I've had a win, so to get it feels pretty good."
About 268 surfers competed at this year's event.
The six-day event ran from 7 July -12 July and comprised of a World Surf League (WSL) sanctioned Pro Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) event, as well as an elite competition for promising grommets in the Under 14, 16 and 18 divisions.
The 2022 Skullcandy Oz Grom Open was presented by Vissla and supported by Skullcandy, Vissla, Ballina Shire Council, Le-Ba Boardriders, WSL and Surfing NSW.
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