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Sabre Norris is a name you’ll probably become familiar with over the next few years. The 11-year old from Newcastle is competing as a wildcard in the Sydney International Pro, making her the second youngest surfer to ever compete in a WSL or ASP event (by just a matter of days), according to the WSL. That’s a pretty awesome accomplishment for a pre-teen ripper, especially when you consider the wildcard was granted by one of Norris’ own heroes, Sally Fitzgibbons.

The event is on standby today and Norris is lined up in a Round 3 heat with Sage Erickson, Tia Blanco and Japan’s Natsuki Suda, so this is no novelty appearance for a cute kid. She’s right in the thick of a WQS competition, which is surely going to garner plenty of attention and, you guessed it, TV time. And when Sabre appeared on 9 News Perth for a live interview she certainly nailed it. It’s three minutes and forty-five seconds of solid laughs. She’s excited, she admits she’s a bit nervous…nervous enough to vomit. And she’s excited for the prize money. So she can buy $250 worth of donuts.

When asked about her dad (Justin Norris was an Olympic swimmer and medalist), Sabre wastes no time in throwing pops under the buss.

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“Yeah, my dad used to be an athlete, but now he’s um, pretty fat.”

All athlete interviews should be this awesome.

 

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