BARWON Heads surfer Ellie Harrison has ensured a title will return to Victoria after her win at The Rip Curl GromSearch National Series in NSW last week.
Harrison took top honours in the 14-and-Under Girls after a commanding display of surfing in the final, smashing a mammoth 16.83 two-wave heat total.
The Rip Curl GromSearch National Series saw six new champions crowned following a thrilling day of finals action in picture-perfect four-foot Merewether. Another local Arabella Wilson from Jan Juc came runner’s up in the 16-and- Under Girls.
The prestigious event series gives 16-and-under surfers a chance to compete against their nations’ best, and 2018 marks its 20th year running.
One of the longest Junior Surfing Series in the world, it has become a crucial stepping-stone in the development of junior surfers.
Participants can look forward to activities, giveaways and the chance to meet surfers from all over the country at each event, as well as hone their skills in the water.
Athletes will gain valuable experience with the same system of priority and judging used across all elite surfing events.
The next event will be held at Yorke Peninsula in South Australia from October 27 to 28, and Sunshine Coast in Queensland from December 14 to 18.
The date and location for the National Final are to be confirmed.