Following in famous family?s footsteps
IT looks like emerging Kingscliff surfer Cameron Gleave was born to surf.
Gleave, 17, will compete at the Australian Junior Titles in Tasmania later this month after qualifying for the nationals with a solid performance at the NSW titles, where he finished seventh.
Having only been competitively surfing for six months, Gleave is quickly making a name for himself.
Surfing flows through his blood, with the talented teenager the son of three-time Australian longboard champion Ray Gleave.
His uncle is Trevor Gleave, who competed at the Australian shortboard titles in the mid-1990s.
Ray won three Australian longboard titles in the early 1990s and also finished among the top place-getters at two world championships.
The trio, who are all members of the Kingscliff Boardriders Club, often hit the water together.
Ray said Cameron was a promising surfer.
"He was the only rider who finished in the top 40 at the NSW titles who was not sponsored," Ray said.
"He is busy building up his resume.
"If there is someone out there who might back him, that would be great."
For more information call Ray Gleave on 0423 490 022.