Yallingup teen Remy North claims the Busselton Freight Rising Sports Star award

Breanna RedheadBusselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton Freight December rising sports star Remy North.
Camera IconBusselton Freight December rising sports star Remy North. Credit: supplied

The waves are a playground for skilled grommet Remy North, this month’s winner of the Busselton Freight Rising Sports Star.

In the past year the Yallingup boy has claimed junior and State titles, most notably winning the Woolworths Surfer Grom competition in 2018 and 2019, as well as the taking home the WA Junior Titles in the under-12s division.

Additionally, North also took second place two years in a row at the Taj’s Small Fries competition in the same two years.

He said is thrilled to be recognised at such a young age.

“Its so good to have that kind of an opportunity,” he said.

“I’m sure not many kids would have the same opportunity, it gives me confidence that people can notice that I’m doing so well in my sport.”

At just 13 years old, the teenager already has multiple sponsors and has been thriving in the local scene for several years but is now ready to take the next step.

In 2020, the young grommet joined the big leagues and competed in the WA State Team and at the Australian Junior Surfing Titles.

Earlier this year he surfed up a category, competing in the under-16 division for the WA team, and finished second at two State Junior Titles in Margaret River and Trigg.

He said surfing helps him escape.

“When you’re in the ocean everything is different and you forget about all you’re problems,” he said.

“It’s so fun and refreshing, especially when all of your friends are there... I always feel great after a surf”

A humble talent, he also volunteers at the Yallingup Boardriders Club by judging at club competitions.

He is also a regular volunteer to help set up events and at club community revegetation days.

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