Kid surfer eyes world ti­tle bid

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my head teacher caught me and gave me a big folder of home­work to do while I’m in Ja­pan.”

He added: “It’s quite strange be­ing fol­lowed about with a cam­era.

“I keep be­ing told to act nat­u­rally but I feel like I don’t know how to when a cam­era is in my face.”

The com­pe­ti­tion kicks off on Satur­day on the coast of Hyuga.

He will travel with dad Marti, who runs a surf school.

Mum Iona and sis­ters Robyn and Li l ly wi l l be sup­port­ing at home.

Ur­ban­croft Films cre­ative di­rec­tor Mar­tyn Robert­son said: “It has a kind of David and Go­liath feel. He’s so young, he’s got such lit­tle re­sources, yet he is punch­ing above his weight and has the po­ten­tial to take on the world.”

Ben is cur­rently run­ning a crowd­fun­der ti­tled Get Scots Surfer Ben Larg to Ja­pan for World ISA to help fund his trip.

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