LENNOX Head surfer Stephanie Single came up against the best at the World Junior Championships in Brazil.
Single reached the quarter-finals of the event before going down to French surfer Joanne Defay.
After a promising start to the competition she only managed to register a 6.30 (out of a possible 20) with Defay winning comfortably with a 15.87.
Single was the only surfer from the Far North Coast at the event and walked away equal fifth.
New Zealand surfer Ella Williams beat Hawaiian Tatiana Weston-Webb in the final.
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