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Burke breaks into Top 100


Burke breaks into Top 100

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BARBADIAN teenager Josh Burke has finally cracked the Top 100 surfers in the world after jumping 19 places up the ladder following a commendable showing at the recent Japan Open in the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series.

The former St Winifred’s schoolboy chiselled his way through the field of 168 elite competitors to Round 4, finishing an impressive 25th while collecting 700 points in the WSL 6000 Qualifying Series.

Burke is now ranked 83rd overall in the international standings with 2 135 points.

He started the year ranked 253rd and has climbed 170 positions up the ladder in his qualifying quest for the Samsung World Championship Tour (WCT), the pinnacle of the sport. (EZS)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.