KALEISHA Launders, of Singleton, came second in the under-10 girls at the Wahu Surfer Groms Comps last Sunday.
Despite a howling afternoon sea breeze and strong ocean currents, surfers battled hard in windswept conditions in hopes of clinching a win in the specialty event series designed specifically for the sport’s youngest micro-groms.
Ruby Berry (Margaret River) was a convincing winner in the under-10 girls division, notching the biggest win of her surfing career to date.
Ruby was too good for her fellow finalists, scoring a combined 11.34 (from a possible 20).
Kaleisha (Singleton), Layla McPherson (City Beach), Skye Cawood (Margaret River), and Caitlin Dorrius (Halls Head) finished second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.
Surfing WA events manager Justin Majeks was ecstatic with the performance of all competitors and the strong on beach support on offer at Trigg Beach.
“The Wahu Surfer Groms Comps create a really unique environment that oozes encouragement and helps us develop our next crop of emerging talent,” he said.