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Promise: James Fleming finished fourth in the HIF Pro Am Series.
LETITIA BUSNIAK Promise: James Fleming finished fourth in the HIF Pro Am Series.

Geraldton junior James Fleming is in good form after placing fourth in the first of three HIF Pro Am Series competitions this week.

The first State-based event of 2013 was held at Margaret River, with three-foot waves.

The 16-year-old went up against former national champion Brett Hardy and world tour competitor and pipeline master Jake Paterson.

James said he was thrilled to surf alongside such high class competitors in the men’s open event.

“It was sick meeting Jake and Brett and it was really good to get fourth against them,” he said.

Full story in today's print edition.