Jenna set to star
By JADE BILOWOL
THE ocean has not let Jenna Aguis go since she starting learning to surf at 12 years of age.
Five years on, the Currumbin resident, who is embarking on Year 12 at Palm Beach-Currumbin High School, is also hitting the water up to twice a day in readiness to join the Junior Pro Tour.
"I started surfing with my brother - my dad got me into it and I did a few learnto-surf classes and that was it," Jenna said.
Jenna has taken her surfing to a competitive level during the past two years as a precursor for encircling Australia on the Junior Pro Tour, thanks to sponsorship from her workplace, Cult, a clothing outlet situated in Burleigh Heads.
"Cult want me to go on the Junior Pro around Australia so I will work there and do that when I leave school," she said.
She recently snared fifth place in the FCS Junior Titles, with her score out of 10 narrowly missing the Queensland Team by 0.2.
"I surf with my two best friends Ava and Caitlyn and we all want to go on the Junior Pro," Jenna said.
She said she had noticed the number of females surfing swell after the release of the flick Blue Crush.
"It's good in a way but it is also annoying because there is more competition," Jenna admitted.
"It used to only be me and my friends out there and now there are all these other girls and they are getting good."
She said she "felt sorry" for the boys as more and more girls muscled their way into the sport and stole their waves.
"This was their sport and now the girls are trying to take over."