A TALENTED teenager is making waves in the wakeboarding world after being crowned Scottish champion for the second time.

Orla Winn saw off all-comers to become Scottish Wakeboard champion at the competition at Glasgow Wake Park.

The 13-year-old had to gain top marks over a series of six competitions all over Scotland in order to lift the title.

Events took place at Loch Lomond, Loch Earn, Foxlake Adventures, Dunfermline and Dundee before the overall winner was decided in Glasgow.

The events are split into three cable and three boat competitions, with the season getting under way in June.

The Knox Academy pupil, who is in S2, is also part of the Scottish Development Team, as well as being in the Team GB Development Squad.

Orla took up the sport when just eight years old and has enjoyed it.

She said: “We used to drive by when Foxlake was being built. I went for a shot to see what it was like. I really enjoyed it so I started to go through Active Schools.

“I then started to take it a bit more serious in 2017 when I started to ride a bit more and got better at it. It’s so much fun.”

The teenager, from Haddington, is no stranger to the podium after enjoying plenty of success in recent years.

In 2017, she was crowned under-11s national champion before finishing as runner-up in the under-15s nationals in 2018.

However, she missed this year’s event due to ill-health.

Now she is determined to bounce back and get on the water again next year.

She said: “I really missed taking part in nationals this year so I am looking forward to competing next year.

“The competition will be tough but I will do the best I can.”

Her mum Margaret thanked everyone for their support and Orla’s coaches for their continued encouragement.

She trains at venues all over Scotland, including Foxlake Adventures near West Barns, Glasgow Wake Park and Loch Lomond Wakeboard.