TWO schoolgirls are making waves in the sporting world after clinching titles at the Wakeboarding National Championships.

Eve Smith-Lang and Charlotte Docherty were crowned the best in Britain at Box End Park last month.

The two youngsters live just half a mile apart in Dunbar and both train at Foxlake Adventures, between West Barns and East Linton.

Eve, 14, has been making headlines for a number of years and her proud mum, Sarah Lang, told Courier Sport: “Eve has just become the four-time under-15 girls’ national champion in the closest final of all of them yet, having first won the under-15 girls’ national title in 2016 at the age of 11.

“This year, Eve also entered the women’s open division going up against Britain’s best female riders and, although her run didn’t go 100 per cent to plan, she still managed to take the third spot, which at the age of 14 is an incredible achievement.

“It’s so good to see the girls from all over the UK really testing their limits and Eve feels a real sense of pride being one of the girls really pushing the sport forward for the younger girls like Charlotte and others from Foxlake coming up through the ranks.”

Eleven-year-old Charlotte also enjoyed success on the water at Bedford last month, taking the under-11 crown.

Her mum Nichola said: “She was absolutely delighted.

“She has only been wakeboarding for just over a year now but she has worked really hard.”

The youngster was inspired to take up the sport after seeing the success of her fellow Dunbar resident.

Nichola said: “I think Eve was her inspiration to get into wakeboarding – she saw her the second time she was down at the lake.

“It has just been a fantastic year; she is absolutely delighted.”

Her mum said that Charlotte, a primary seven pupil at Dunbar Primary School, had enjoyed a quick rise to the top.

The youngster first tried her hand at the sport about a year ago after having some birthday spending money left over.

Since then, she has fallen in love with it, attracting her first sponsor, Ocean Source, and taking the national title in just her second competition.

Eve first tried the sport at just eight years old. Now, the S3 pupil at Dunbar Grammar School is getting ready for another big competition as she prepares to travel to Beckum, near Dortmund in Germany.

Sarah said: “Eve will be heading out to Germany in the next few weeks to begin training for the 21st European and African Championships, where she will once again have the honour of representing Team GB in the sport.

“It is the second largest competition on the wakeboarding calendar behind the World Championships, which were in February in Argentina.

“It is one of the bigger competitions and people compete on an international level.

“It brings riders from all over Europe and Africa and there are over 140 competitors taking part.”