Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Paige Hareb Makes Surfing History

Teenage surfer Paige Hareb created surfing history by taking second place at the Junior Women's World Championship event in Sydney. She entered the event as wildcard and surprised everyone by making it to the finals. Hareb beat South African champion Nikita Robb in the quarterfinals before beating former champion Courtney Conlogue in the semi-finals. Hareb then lost to Sally Fitzgibbon who took the championship title. However, Hareb's performance earned a $3,400 prize making her the first New Zealand female surfer in the history of the junior world championships.

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