Younger surfer set to compete at championships in Rio de Janeiro

SCOTLAND’S younger browsing star Olivia McKay will compete at championships in Rio de Janeiro this month with help from two native companies.

Olivia, 16, is at the moment the women below 18 Scottish Nationwide Champion, successful her title at Brim Ness earlier this yr regardless of solely beginning browsing in 2020.

Administrators of GMG Vitality and Melvich Bay Caravan Park have contributed to the journey prices as her workforce heads to the ISA World Junior browsing championships in Brazil.

Dwelling and coaching in Portskerra within the north of Scotland, Olivia is a member of the North Shore Surf Membership.

Olivia McKay surfing
Olivia McKay browsing

She mentioned: “It’s a privilege and an incredible alternative to be competing at such a excessive stage of competitors for Scotland.

“I’m tremendous excited to surf in a unique local weather, particularly with my teammates.

“I’m very grateful to Angus Forbes at Melvich Bay Caravan Park and Malcolm Morrison at GMG Vitality for his or her type donations and help for our workforce’s journey.” 

Mr Forbes’s firm solely lately opened the doorways of its 24-pitch web site for camper vans, motorhomes, and different guests on the vastly fashionable North Coast 500 route.

He mentioned: “Olivia is a proficient younger athlete who has honed her browsing abilities right here within the north of Scotland.

“I consider we within the enterprise neighborhood ought to all the time be ready to again native expertise and ambition.”

Malcolm Morrison, Director of GMG Vitality mentioned: “We’ve world-class browsing situations domestically in Thurso and this is a vital regional asset which already attracts suffers from everywhere in the world, so it’s necessary that our children get the help they deserve.

“We want Olivia and her workforce mates nice sport and a life-changing alternative to compete towards the most effective on this planet.”

The competitors runs from 24 November to three December 2023, with 9 rivals from totally different areas of Scotland between the ages of 12 and 18 participating.

The crowdfunder has efficiently reached its goal of £5,000 because of the help from mates, household and companies together with GMG Vitality and Melvich Bay Caravan Park.

GMG Vitality, a timber merchandise specialist, is dedicated to planting 10,000 new bushes a yr, which develop to maturity in 35 years.