Cattlin eyes pro career

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Emma Cattlin is committed to become a professional surfer.Picture:Teneille Watson
Camera IconEmma Cattlin is committed to become a professional surfer.Picture:Teneille Watson Credit: Picture: Teneille Watson

Three-time West Australian under-18 champion Emma Cattlin has her eyes set on a surfing career and will this year compete in events which could catapult her onto the professional circuit.

With high school completed, the Yallingup talent is focusing on women’s qualifying series events, which will determine who qualifies for next year’s world championship tour.

The reigning SWAS individual female athlete of the year has consistently shown she is one of the best in Australia, especially given her top form at the nationals, where she finished second in the under-18 category at the 2019 Surf Dive ‘N’ Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles.

Held in Margaret River over six action-packed days last December, the event is the biggest junior surfing tournament in the country.

“It was challenging for me as I was seeded straight into round three because I was State champion for WA,” Emma said.

“I didn’t start my individual event until day five of the competition. I had to try and keep my energy levels up and keep focusing as everyone on our team had already competed.”

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