Alex, 9, from Walpole St Peter, is world wake boarding champion after seeing off rivals in Portugal

World wake boarding champion Alex Wilson.

World wake boarding champion Alex Wilson. - Credit: Archant

A nine-year-old boy from Walpole St Peter has become a world champion.

Anthony Curton Primary School pupil Alex Wilson won the world under 9s Wake Boarding Championship in Portugal.

Alex performs all kinds of hair-raising activities on and above the water.

Head teacher Anne Senior said: “We are all extremely proud of Alex’s achievements – he has a true gift, as well as a real determination to succeed.”