MILDURA wakeboarder Bec Gange is airborne so often, it's no wonder she's almost always at the Murray River town.
The champion extreme sportswoman has been skimming waves around Australia and the world, putting her gravity-defying skills on show.
"The hardest one I can do at the moment is called a 'whirly bird', which is like a backflip, but you do a 360 (degree flip) as you go upside down," the 23-year-old World Cup competitor said.
"It's something I've been doing since I was 11. It's in me and it's a cool feeling when you learn something new."
The professional Open Women's champion has won the Australian National Wakeboarding Championships six years in a row and is also among the best in the world in her category.
But now the aerial athlete is touching down in her home town for the summer to train for the American Pro Tour.
"In Mildura I can ride every day. The river's awesome," Gange said.
While the Murray was teeming with swimmers, steam boats and water skiers in the summer months, Gange said there was always a quiet spot to train.
"The river's that big, you can always find a good spot," she said.
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