Ethan Ewing just came off the best year of his surfing career. The 18-year-old dominated the Australian Pro Junior circuit before making a huge leap up the Qualifying Series rankings, making the cut for the Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour in 2017.
But before he makes his rookie debut on the elite stage, he still has one looming challenge: The World Junior Championship. And so far, the Australian is off to a solid start in Kiama. Ewing took a solid Round One win in tricky conditions over Marco Mignot and Arran Strong.