Surfer rep­re­sents in US

South Western Times - - Sport -

When Emma Cat­tlin looks back on 2018, one of her high­lights of the year will no doubt be help­ing Aus­tralia se­cure third place at this year’s ISA World Ju­nior Surf­ing Cham­pi­onship in Cal­i­for­nia.

The South West Academy of Sport surfer was part of the Aus­tralian team which com­peted at the Hunt­ing­ton Beach event over late Oc­to­ber and early Novem­ber.

The con­test in­volved rep­re­sen­ta­tives from 44 coun­tries, who com­peted for in­di­vid­ual and na­tional brag­ging rights.

Aus­tralia, which fin­ished fourth at the 2017 ti­tles, went one bet­ter, with Emma play­ing a ster­ling role when called upon.

“It was pretty un­for­get­table,” Emma said. “To rep­re­sent Aus­tralia was amaz­ing.”

Emma, who com­peted in the un­der-16 age bracket at world ti­tles and is the cur­rent un­der-18 girls State cham­pion, be­lieves Aus­tralia’s medal at the ti­tles was pos­i­tive.

“To do one bet­ter for Aus­tralia was pretty cool,” Emma said.

Pic­ture: ISA/Ben Reed

Yallingup surfer Emma Cat­tlin com­peted at the ISA World Ju­nior Surf­ing Cham­pi­onship in Cal­i­for­nia.

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