WEST Wight teenage surfer Jago Tasker won a top surfing competition in Scotland — establishing himself as one of the country's most promising young talents on the waves.

Jago, of Freshwater, won the U14 mix event and was runner-up in the U16 event, at the Scottish Surfing Federation's Junior Series 2021 tournament, held at Dunnet Beach, near Thurso, recently.

The 13 year old was a stand-out performer in the U14s first round, then he went on to beat Ben Kobedza, a standout in the U14 semi-finals, in the final.

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Stepping up in difficulty at the U16 event, Jago came up against local lad Craig McLachlan, of host club, the North Shore Surf Club, in the sem-finals — selecting the better waves during it and putting favourite McLachlan on the ropes in the dying minutes with a 12.67pts heat total, to progress, with him, to the final.

However, it was McLachlan who went on to beat Jago in the final.

Jago's next big event will be the Surfing England Nationals, at Watergate Bay, Cornwall, where he will be one of the favourites in the U14 event.

Jago is supported by the Isle of Wight Council's Talented Athletes Scheme.