Hareb Catches Some Ricos
Taranaki surfer Paige Hareb, 18, the No. 2 ranked women’s junior professional (under-20) in the world, has won the Port Stevens Pro Junior Series Event in NSW. Hareb is having a good year with the big guns as well, currently sitting fifth on the World Qualifying Series (WQS) tour and on target to qualify next year. “It’s been an amazing week,” Hareb said. “We had all sorts of conditions for the Pro Junior from 40 knot howling onshore winds and storm surf through to perfect six foot waves. It was a real test but I was stoked to win.” Hareb’s 2008 season now includes three Aussie Pro Junior victories, a historic first New Zealand women’s win in a round of the WQS and second in the World Pro Junior Championships.