NINE-year-old Avalon Enfield didn't know what to expect in her first-ever state surfing title appearance at Maroubra last month.
So whatever result she achieved would be a good starting point for future events.
Before she left, the youngest Enfield sibling admitted she wouldn't have been "too sad" regardless of her overall performance.
Mum Loren said Avalon and older sister Imojen achieved finals results which were more than a satisfying outcome.
"The girls ... well Avalon had no expectation and came out with a big smile, but finished 10th," she said.
"Imojen was disappointed with her performance and probably didn't show any of her skill and came away with a quarter-final finish."
Older brother Kayle headed to Coffs Harbour from July 22-25 after he had "scraped through" following an equal-fifth place finish at the regional titles in Newcastle.
"Kayle met his standard expectation of the quarter finals but failed to exceed with a very tough heat," Mrs Enfield said.
"He finished ninth, but still surfed awesomely."
A top six result would have seen him progress to the Australian titles.
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