Young surfers keen to take on carnival

Therese ColmanAugusta Margaret River Times

The Margaret River Primary School faction surf carnival will return next Friday, with junior surfers preparing over the Easter break.

The carnival will see Year 5 and 6 students head to Grunters to battle it out against their peers.

Lilla-Grace Howarth competed last year, and placed overall first among the girls.

Lilla-Grace said professional surfing would be her dream career, and she hoped to win for the second year in a row.

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“I just surf for fun … I get out there and that’s all I need to prepare,” she said.

Charlie Willcox said he would take advice from his older brother, World Surf League pro surfer Jacob Willcox, and take advantage of local knowledge.

“It’s fun growing up in Margs,” he said.

“I’ve basically got the beach in my backyard, and we get some gnarly waves, which prepares us well for competition.”

Jed Alver, who came second in the Year 5 boys last year, said he looked forward to the event. “I love competition, because I get to verse kids I’ve never versed… and it’s a good day off school too,” he said.

Principal Aaron Thomas said the students were feeling positive about the competition.

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