Byron Bay surfer Laurina McGrath finished equal fifth in the Roxy Pro at Oahu's North Shore in Hawaii last week.
The event was won by six-times world champion surfer Australian Layne Beachley.
Even though Beachley won the event she lost the world surfing crown handing it over to Peruvian youngster Sofia Mulanovich.
The 21-year-old took Beachely's crown with one event remaining after dominating the season, reaching four of the six finals to date and winning three of them.
Beachley collected a $A25,720 first prize cheque, climbing to third place in the standings behind Mulanovich and Hawaiia's Rochelle Ballard.
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