Isi riding a wave of success

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Denmark’s Isi Campbell is chaired up the beach after her victory.
Camera IconDenmark’s Isi Campbell is chaired up the beach after her victory. Credit: Surfing WA/Woolacott

Denmark youngster Isi Campbell is following in the footsteps of her sister Emi, claiming a victory at the annual Taj’s Small Fries at Smith’s Reef in Yallingup at the weekend.

Five years after Emi won a division at one of WA’s junior surf events, Isi produced an impressive performance to take out the 12 and under girls final.

Taj Burrow with Isi Campbell.
Camera IconTaj Burrow with Isi Campbell. Credit: Surfing WA/Woolacott

Drawing great lines and throwing plenty of spray from her backhand Isi finished with a combined two-wave total of 17 points from a possible 20 to emerge victorious, holding out Augusta’s Ruby Berry (13.35) while Kaleisha Launders (8.6) and Olive Hardy (5.9) rounded out the four-person final.

“This is my first Small Fries and I’m really happy to have won,” Isi said. “My sister Emi won at this event before so I guess it runs in the family.”

Denmark’s Isi Campbell in action at the Taj’s Small Fries event.
Camera IconDenmark’s Isi Campbell in action at the Taj’s Small Fries event. Credit: Surfing WA/Woolacott

It was a very successful weekend for young Isi, who is also a talented skateboarder, after she was recognised as one of three winners of the Mayhem Performance Awards for great surfing across the weekend.

It was the 13th edition of the Small Fries and surfing legend Taj Burrow on hand, joining competitors in the water and on the beach before helping with the presentations.

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