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Denmark surf star Isi Campbell wins two finals at the opening round of WA Junior Titles

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Isi Campbell won both the under-16 and under-18 finals.
Camera IconIsi Campbell won both the under-16 and under-18 finals. Credit: Jack O'Grady/Surfing WA

Young surfing star Isi Campbell has made a big statement, winning two divisions at the opening event of the WA Junior Surfing Titles in Margaret River at the weekend.

Campbell, who will represent Australia at the ISA World Junior Championships in El Salvador later this year, won finals in the under-16 cadet girls and under-18 junior girls divisions on Sunday.

The State’s best young talent converged at Surfers Point and contested in clear 2-3 feet waves on Saturday that grew to windswept 6-8 foot surf on Sunday.

Campbell remained cool under pressure in her two finals as she knocked off some of the hottest young competition in the country.

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In the under-16 final, Campbell won a thriller as she edged out Augusta’s Ruby Berry by less than a point.

The under-18 girls finalists with winner Isi Campbell, second from left.
Camera IconThe under-18 girls finalists with winner Isi Campbell, second from left. Credit: Jack O'Grady/Surfing WA

Campbell finished with a two-wave total of 12.75 to narrowly beat Berry with 12.65 ahead of Olive Hardy (8.9) and Willow Hines (3.4).

The under-18 final was also similar as Campbell had to hold her nerve after her combined total of 11.35 secured a tight first round win over Berry (11), Zali Hewson (10.35) and Mia Scott (3.6).

Campbell credited her performance to her time spent in the water over the past few months.

“I’m pretty exhausted, it was tough going out there,” she said.

“Both finals were super close and I thank the girls for pushing me all the way.

“Thanks to my mum and dad for putting up with me and always encouraging me.”

The second round of the series will be held at Trigg Point in May.

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