Pro-surfer Hannah Harding sets sights on modelling career after claiming victory at sports event

Riding the wave! Female pro-surfer sets sights on modelling career after claiming victory at sports event

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15:08 GMT, 19 June 2012

A pretty blonde who took up surfing after years of following her boyfriend around the world has been crowned women's national champion.

Hannah Harding, 25, clinched the English surfing federation title last week in Cornwall – just five years after taking up the sport.

And now the 5' 6″ sports star is looking to make a splash in the fashion world after signing a modelling contract with Prime Model Agency.

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Hannah Harding clinched the English surfing federation title last week five years after taking up the sport

Hannah Harding clinched the English surfing federation title last week five years after taking up the sport

The female surfer was first booked for a fashion shoot seven-years ago but the modelling firm recently signed her up for more work.

Hannah, from Totnes, Devon, used to travel the world with ex-pro surfer and boyfriend Eugene Tollemache.

However, following her victory in the Women's UK Pro Surf Tour series last year and her recent success she is fast becoming an established star in her own right.

And now she has been snapped up by the new Exeter-based Prime Model Agency.

Strike a pose: Hannah is looking to make a splash in the fashion world after signing a modelling contract

Strike a pose: Hannah is looking to make a splash in the fashion world after signing a modelling contract

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Whirlwind romance: Hannah pictured with boyfriend Eugene Tollemache

Riding the waves

Riding the waves

Hannah is fast becoming an established surfing star in her own right