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Mia Baker and Ocea Curtis are cheered after winning the High School State Titles. Photo Claudia Haworth.

Ocea Curtis and Mia Baker from Byron Bay High School were the winning surfing team in the Junior Girls Ocean and Earth High School State Titles, held at Corrimal Beach at Wollongong on Dharawal Country last week.
All up 45 teams from 25 schools across NSW competed in the surfing teams event, where two surfers work together to score the highest combined heat totals.
‘The Junior Girls winners came all the way from Byron Bay. Ocea Curtis and Mia Baker made one phenomenal team,’ said a spokesperson for the competition.
The pair were on-point from the get-go, both scoring 7.5s in the semi-finals from just three waves and continued their success in the finals finishing with a 12.6 heat total, almost double the runner-up team Cronulla High.
Ocea said it was a rewarding way to finish the week down south, after competing in the Junior Titles last week.
‘The surf was a bit difficult but still really fun. It was so much fun surfing with Mia and really cool representing my school,’ she said.
The Junior Boys division was won by Central Coast’s Tuggerah Lakes Secondary School, Tumbi Umbi Campus, represented by Chex Dempsey and Taj Daley.
The Senior Girls division was won by Lucy Darragh and Holly Wishart from Kiama High.
The Senior Boys was won by duo Lachlan Smith and Brin Valaire from Newcastle Grammar.

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