Darcy number one on the wakeboard

UP AND OVER: National wakeboard champion Darcy Plumridge performs one of her signature moves, a back roll during a stellar season.

UP AND OVER: National wakeboard champion Darcy Plumridge performs one of her signature moves, a back roll during a stellar season.

Ballarat teenager Darcy Plumridge is taking the wakeboard scene by storm.

NUMBER ONE: Darcy Plumridge stands on top of the podium at the national championships on the Gold Coast.

NUMBER ONE: Darcy Plumridge stands on top of the podium at the national championships on the Gold Coast.

The Loreto College Year 8 student wrapped up a highly successful season by taking out a Victorian title at Lake Eildon.

Plumridge dominated her age group.

She also took out the two rounds of the Australian Open at Canberra and Murray Bridge, but the undoubted highlight was her first national championship earlier this month.

She was crowned Australia’s best in the girls’ 10-14-year category on the Gold Coast.

Plumridge, 13, took up wakeboarding four years ago and travels with family members to Echuca each weekend during the summer to train.

Plumridge said she enjoyed the challenges of the sport and opportunities to learn new skills, as well the travel and  chance to meet a range of people.

With the season now over, she will turn her focus to other pastimes netball and gymnastics.