JAMES Earl shows off the style which has made him a British international at water- skiing.
The 17-year-old from Dorridge is already ranked No.2 in Europe for his age group.
He recently finished fourth in both the slalom and tricks at the European Under-21 event in France.
James followed up at the Senior European Championships which were staged in Surrey last weekend.
Heralded as the most high-profile water skiing event to be staged in the UK for the past 20 years, James helped the British team finish in third place.
James, who has been water-skiing for the past eight years and attends Henley-in-Arden college said: “There’s nothing quite like water skiing. Once you’ve done it, it sticks with you. It’s like sky-diving. It gives you such a buzz there’s nothing like it!”