She's the little ripper with the bubbly personality of a young Bindi Irwin and the surfing ability of her hero Sally Fitzgibbons - and now Sabre Norris has gone global.

The 11-year-old from Newcastle reportedly became the second youngest surfer to ever compete in a World Surf League event when she accepted Fitzgibbons' invitation to the Sydney International Pro this week.

Norris, who is also a seriously good skater who landed a 540-degree aerial on a full sized half-pipe when she was nine, appeared on Australia's Channel Nine's Today show to talk about competing at Cronulla.

And she tore the interview with Karl Stefanovic and the crew to shreds like she was carving up a wave.

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"Yeah, my dad used to be an athlete, but now he's um, pretty fat." - Meet 11-year-old Sabre Norris, who is the youngest ever surfer to compete in a major Australian event.

Posted by 9 News Perth on Wednesday, 2 November 2016

"I can't believe Sally gave me the wildcard," Sabre exclaimed. "I can't believe out of all the girls in the world she's chosen me. I feel really excited but I'm a little bit nervous. Sometimes it feels like I'm going to vomit.

"Even if I get last (place) they're going to do $250 prizemoney for last. I really would want to spend it on doughnuts. That would be bad for Sally because Sally is trying to eat healthy and encourage other people to eat healthy. So if I spend the $250 she gave me from her event on doughnuts, that would be really bad."

She then left Stefanovic in stitches when asked about how proud her father, Olympic bronze-medal winning swimmer Justin, was of her achievements.

"My Dad was an athlete, but now he's um ... pretty fat," Sabre said. "He used to eat like two litres of ice-cream every single night! The River Murray salter caramel ones. And he used to get really angry at Mum because Mum didn't always buy it for him. But when Dad got really angry Mum started buying it for him all the time. And then he had to suck his gut in for photos! It was really funny."

A video of the interview posted on 9 News Perth's Facebook page has been viewed more than two million times and generated headlines across the globe.

"If you don't have a favourite junior surfing champion yet, it's probably just because you're not familiar with Sabre Norris," Fox Sport US's Pete Blackburn wrote. "This girl is a treasure."

"All athlete interviews should be this awesome," added theinertia.com's Juan Hernandez.
Norris, whose long-term goal is to be in the field when surfing is added to the program at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, simply loves the camera.

"I don't get scared behind the camera at all," she told the Daily Telegraph. "I get more scared surfing sometimes."