Kyuss is the king of Blast Off once more

TOP GROM: Kyuss King after winning the Hurley Barton Lynch Blast Off BL
TOP GROM: Kyuss King after winning the Hurley Barton Lynch Blast Off BL @blazerobertsphotography

LOCAL grommet Kyuss King has taken out the 14s' division at the Hurley Barton Lynch Blast Off in Sydney.

The final was held in perfect 1.2m (4ft) lefts at Sydney's Whale Beach Wedge.

Kyuss has won the event five times since he began competing at the age of eight.

"This win means a lot to me as it's my last year in the event," said Kyuss.

"We came back from California especially to compete and pay respect to Barton and his event."

His father, Justin King, said this was the event which has started it all for Kyuss.

The young Byron surfer is well and truly on the world stage now, having recently been voted the number 2 grommet in the world by the US-based Surfing Magazine.

In the meantime, he stays up to date with his Year 8 school work studying by distance education as he travels the world competing.

"Kyuss is really good at time management," said Justin.

"He works around the ocean, choosing his time to surf and time to study - getting it done in hotels, planes and the back of vans.

"He also sees a lot of the world, especially when surfing and doing charity work in third world countries such as Nicaragua."

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