Has next year’s Margaret River Pro in her sights

Emma Cattlin has been crowned Queen of the Point. It’s a fitting title because not only has the teenage talent taken out Perth’s premier surfing event, but she could soon be sharing the water with surfing royalty.

The South West Academy of Sport athlete earned herself a spot in the trials for next year’s Margaret River Pro when she claimed the women’s title at Perth’s premier surfing event, the Corsaire Aviation King of the Point.

In a dominate performance that proved she’s one of WA’s best female surfers, Cattlin used a strong forehand attack to post a combined total of 12.33 at the contest in March, earning herself $1250 in prize money.

“I think winning the Queen of the Point is really cool competition to win because it’s a prestigious event and it’s all about fun,” Cattlin said.

“Another amazing thing about the Queen of the Point is that it is equal prize money which is a massive change in the sport.

“But more importantly, I have earned a spot into the trials for the Margaret River Pro next year. This means I have a chance of getting onto the big stage of the women’s surfing world tour.”

The annual Margaret River Pro forms part of the World Surf League (WSL) World Championship Tour and attracts the biggest names in surfing.

Next up for Cattlin is the Pro Junior Surf Division of the Gold Coast Open in May.

 Photos: Surfing WA/Justin Majeks