Masons Make Waves
New Zealand-born surfing sisters Sarah and Airini Mason have finishing first and second respectively at the Billabong Pro Junior in Raglan in May. The Cabarita-based siblings who have grown up surfing the point breaks of the southern Gold Coast, had an exciting showdown in the final. Younger sister Sarah trumped the more experienced Airini, taking the title 16 points to 11.25. The result means 15-year-old Sarah moves into the ASP Australasian Pro Junior Series ratings lead, with 2-year-old Airini sitting in second with three events left. “Surfing against my sister in the final was hard, but whoever won, it was a good result for the both of us and it feels great right now,” Sarah said. She has been on a roll the past month, firstly by winning the TSB Bank Pro Junior in Taranaki followed by her huge ASP World Tour event victory, defeating current world champion Stephanie Gilmore.