Surfing WA/Junior State Round #1 | Board Store

March 13, 2018 1 min read 0 Comments

The opening event of the 2018 Woolworths WA Junior Surfing Titles attracted the states best young surfers who are all seeking qualification to the Australian Junior Surfing Titles, which will take place in South Australia later this year.

Margaret river Junior state title

Photo: Nick Woolacott

Board Store Team rider and all round legend Emma Cattlin used her powerful approach to claim victory in the Under-18 Junior Girls division. Clinical in her approach, Cattlin used priority superbly to score a heat high 9.33 (from a possible 10) on her way to the win.

Cattlin edged out Jamaica Selby (Margaret River), Pemba Spargo (Albany) and Maddie Cawood (Margaret River) in an entertaining final that proves the future of female surfing in WA is in safe hands.

Emma Cattlin winner surfingWA

Photo: Nick Woolacott

“I feel really good and I still can't believe it,” said Cattlin. “I love competing out there and I think the wave really suits my surfing.”

“We’ve got some really impressive talent emerging at an incredible rate here in WA,” said Surfing Development Manger Tom Dickson. "We’ve never had access to the equipment, locations, coaching or support the kids do right now, so it's good to see them making the most of their opportunities."

Jed Gradisen state round margaret river

Photo: Nick Woolacott

Jed Gradisen was awarded the Board Store Best On Ground for his double victory this weekend. Gradisen earned himself a $250 voucher that can be used at the Board Store.

Jed Gradisen Board Store best on ground award

Photo: Nick Woolacott

All images and text courtesy of Surfing WA!