European Pro Junior runner up has bright future
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 5 September, 2017 - FRIDAY announces the addition of 15 year-old UK surfer Ellie Turner to its talent roster. Hailing from Bude, Cornwall, Ellie has won everything you can win as a professional surfer in the UK. On an international level Ellie clinched the 2016 European Rip Curl Grom Search final and was runner-up in the international Rip Curl Grom Search final 2017.
Her runner-up finish in the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) European Pro Junior Tour secures Ellie a spot at the WSL World Junior Championships, which will be held in Australia in January 2018. This junior contest is one of the world's most prestigious surf events, an important stepping stone in a surfer’s career and Ellie is the first ever UK female surfer to qualify for it.
Ellie is also the first ever UK surfer to win a medal at the ISA World Games. She finished 4th at the last ISA World Games in Biarritz, France in April this year, and with surfing gearing up for its 1st Olympic appearance in Japan in 2020, Ellie is the brightest UK prospect to make the qualification. Ellie is sponsored by Rip Curl, FCS and King of Watersports.
One of the brightest prospects in European and international surfing, Ellie will aim at qualifying for the World Surf League (WSL), the professional surfing tour, which crowns the WSL World Champion every year. And with surfing now an Olympic sport, Japan 2020 is of course on top of her list.