The schedule of a fifteen year old junior surfing star can be pretty hectic! We managed to catch up with the Australasian Pro Junior Champion, Macy Callaghan in between comps in her backyard on the NSW Central Coast last month. Macy’s ‘normal’ schedule consists of high performance surf training, dry land work, a range of cross-training, swimming, school work and international surfing competitions. Ummm… Wow!
In 2016 Macy started her first year on the WSL World Qualifying Series. First up on the 2016 event calendar, the Burleigh Pro… A WQS 1,000 event on the Gold Coast, Australia. Macy won. She then went on to compete in a long list of local and international comps and now, in late September, 2016 Macy is currently sitting in fourteenth position on the WQS rankings with only a few comps to go. She is currently the youngest in line to take on the world’s best in the elite World Championship Tour.
Surfing runs in Macy’s family with her father Gabe Callaghan, being a former World Tour surfer and well respected in the surfing community. Macy’s older sister Cody-Leigh is also a former Australian Surf Lifesaving champion and Macy herself has won an Australian Age swimming title at age of ten.
Macy has been a longstanding member of the Billabong Women’s team alongside a list a international elite surfers including the likes of Courtney Conlogue (USA), Laura Enever (AUS) and Justine Dupont (FRA).