Port Macquarie surfing siblings Kayle and Imojen Enfield off to state titles

On the way: Kayle and Imojen Enfield are off to the state surfing titles. Kayle at school level and Imojen individually. Photo: Paul Jobber
On the way: Kayle and Imojen Enfield are off to the state surfing titles. Kayle at school level and Imojen individually. Photo: Paul Jobber

THERE will be no sign of household arguments when Port Macquarie’s brother-sister surfing duo Kayle and Imojen Enfield head to the state titles.

Kayle will head to Coffs Harbour on July 25-26 for the All-Schools junior state titles and his younger sister will head to the grom state titles at Maroubra from July 27-29.

He won his North Coast Combined High Schools final in June to qualify for the event, while his sister qualified for her state title shot after winning her regional final in Newcastle.

Some would suggest they’re on a very similar wave length.

While most siblings generally can’t stand the sight of each other, the two do most things together – especially if it involves the ocean.

That’s not to say there aren’t the occasional arguments around the house.

But they’re quickly forgotten about early most mornings when they both drag each other out of bed to go and check what the surf has to offer.

Kayle admits he idolises fellow Port Macquarie surfer Matt Banting so much that he wrote a school assignment about the 24-year-old a few years ago.

That formed the base of a strong bond between the two and the teenager now wants to follow in Banting’s footsteps eventually to the world stage.

“He’s really creative and a lot of the guys on tour are powerful and you try and replicate that into your own surfing and your own style,” he said.

“Hopefully I can get pushed by them and they really help me and the future generation.”

Surf's up: Kayle and Imojen Enfield prepare for the state titles.

Surf's up: Kayle and Imojen Enfield prepare for the state titles.

The second-oldest Enfield in the family (behind 17-year-old eldest sister Tahli) was unsure what to expect at the next level.

“I was confident (of getting through) but I was happy to get through and there was a couple of other really good surfers too,” he said.

His 11-year-old sister qualified for the Maroubra event after she won the regional finals at Newcastle.

Unsurprisingly, she idolises another another North Coast surfer – back-to-back WSL women's world champion Tyler Wright.

She hopes to one day meet the 24-year-old.

“She’s very powerful and an amazing surfer and I want to be just like that when I’m older and on tour,” she said.

“I do want to meet her.”

She knows she will give up almost three years in experience when she heads to Sydney.

“I’m going to be 11 in the under-14s so it’s going to be challenging because there’s a lot of good surfers,” she said.

“But I’m hoping to make it to the semis – that’s my goal.”​

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