Lachlan Cramsie secures third consecutive ABA Tour title

June 4, 2019 | Bodyboarding
Lachlan Cramsie: he has four ABA Tour titles | Photo: Nomad

Lachlan Cramsie has taken out the 2019 Australian Bodyboarding Association (ABA) Tour.

The bodyboarder from Queensland secured the national title for the third year in a row.

Cramsie, 24, won the first event held at Fingal Beach back in April in stylish fashion, ahead of other tour leaders, Japan's Hayato Enokido, Brazil's Silas Ganciar, and fellow Australian Michael Novy.

When the South Australia Pro was canceled in May, it meant that the NSW Pro would become the deciding event for this year's ABA Tour.

Things were made interesting on Saturday when Hayato Enokido stumbled in the second round, while Silas Ganciar and Cramsie both progressed into Sunday's semifinal Heats.

Semifinal number one saw Cramsie score a fantastic first wave but struggled to find a decent second, placed third in the heat, and got knocked from the competition.

A Tense Finale

It was then a nervous wait for Cramsie as he had to sit and watch Silas in the following heat.

The pressure was then on Silas to progress, but he suffered the same fate as Cramsie, placing third in semifinal number two, handing the title to Cramsie.

Having won his first ABA Tour in 2013 and now adding 2017, 2018, and 2019, Cramsie is the first Australian male to take out the ABA Tour three-peat.

He also equaled the great Andrew Lester by winning his fourth champion title, an outstanding achievement for the 24-year-old.

ABA Tour | Past Champions

2019: Lachlan Cramsie (Queensland)
2018: Lachlan Cramsie (Queensland)
2017: Lachlan Cramsie (Queensland)
2016: Joe Clarke (Queensland)
2015: Jake Stone (Queensland)
2014: Jake Stone (Queensland)
2013: Lachlan Cramsie (Queensland)
2012: Mitch Rawlins (Queensland)
2011: Andrew Lester (New South Wales)
2010: Dave Winchester (New South Wales)
2009: Corey McLean (Queensland)
2008: Dave Winchester (New South Wales)
2007: Andrew Lester (New South Wales)
2006: Ryan Hardy (Western Australia)
2005: Ben Gohl (New South Wales)
2004: Mitch Rawlins (Queensland)
2003: John Cruikshank (New South Wales)
2002: Shaun Cooper (New South Wales)
2001: Sean Virtue (Western Australia)
2000: Ben Player (New South Wales)
1999: Andrew Lester (New South Wales)
1998: Andrew Lester (New South Wales)
1997: Steve MacKenzie (Maroubra)
1996: Steve MacKenzie (Maroubra)
1995: Adam Smith (New South Wales)

The Surfing Christmas Gift Guide for 2019 | Explore our Christmas gift ideas for surfers