Carves it up at world juniors in California

When Emma Cattlin looks back on 2018, a highlight of her year will no doubt be helping to push her country to a third place finish 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 event held at Huntington Beach over late October and early November.

The contest saw representatives from 44 countries compete for individual and national bragging rights.

“It was pretty unforgettable,” Cattlin said.

“To represent Australia was amazing.”

Cattlin, who competed in the under-16 age bracket at worlds and is the current under-18 girls state champion, said being part of the side that claimed bronze was also a good outcome, considering Australia placed fourth at the event last year.

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

(Pictures: ISA/Ben Reed)