Top performing North

Thirteen year old Yallingup surfer Otis North has spent Autumn at the prestigious National High Performance Training Camp at Surfing Australia's headquarters in Northern NSW. Photo by Luke Clarke.
Thirteen year old Yallingup surfer Otis North has spent Autumn at the prestigious National High Performance Training Camp at Surfing Australia's headquarters in Northern NSW. Photo by Luke Clarke.

Yallingup surfer Otis North has been impressing with his competition results for a while now.

North has turned heads in the water with his clean, fast rail work in the powerful South West surf.

Recently, North, who is 13-years old, was recently rewarded for his competition performances and free surfing skills.

He was selected into the prestigious National High Performance Training Camp at the Surfing Australia headquarters in Northern NSW.

North joined a group of elite junior surfers from around Australia this past Autumn and relished the opportunity to train with some of the top coaches from Surfing Australia.

The training camps aim to turbo charge the surfers overall skills in all facets of the sport from diet, body strength, heat strategies and surf moves.

North said he was stoked to have been given the opportunity with Surfing Australia.

"The High Performance Centre was an awesome facility, I can't wait to get back there," he said.

"Surfing each day with all my mates who push and inspire me is as good as it gets."

The Surfing Australia High Performance Centre is a purpose built training facility with accommodation, indoor ramps and pits, gym equipment and video reviewing equipment.

The young surfers get their hands on all of the equipment to push their limits.

The facility is an Olympic recognised training centre and just what young Grommets need to motivate their high octane surfing.

The wide variety of beach breaks nearby allows the riders to explore different waves during their camp and practice a repertoire of moves.

North said surfing around northern NSW with the camp crew was definitely a trip to remember.

"I would love to spend more time with the coaches because they really encourage us to be our best," said an excited North who is hungry for more action to take his surfing to the next level.

Forecast: Friday sees a high pressure move over the state and will bring some clean conditions with ENE winds and a fun 1.8 metre swell. The swell will jump up on Saturday to a powerful 2.3m with some NNE winds early. Sunday looks to be onshore with a 2.3m swell.