Cooper Chapman: king of the surfing groms

North Narrabeen surfer Cooper Chapman will represent Australia at the Quiksilver King of the Groms World Final in France after claiming victory in the Australian leg at Snapper Rocks on Friday.

Running in conjunction with the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Trials, Chapman joined Tyler Wright (Lennox Head) and Blake Ainsworth (Coolangatta) on the winner’s dias, defeating Torquay’s Harry Mann, Margaret River’s Creed McTaggart and Lennox Head’s Mikey Wright.

Post final, Chapman said he was buzzing after taking down some of the country’s best junior sufers.

“It’s was all-time,” said Chapman. It was such an experience competing in an event that was running as part of the Quiksilver Pro. There were loads of people just cheering on the beach – It felt unreal!”

In winning the final, Chapman surfed away with a return trip for himself and a chaperone to the Quiksilver King of the Groms World Final at the Quiksilver Pro France with accommodation and airport services supplied.

The opening ASP Men’s World Tour event will be staged in conjunction with the upgraded US $100,000 Roxy Pro on the southern end of the Gold Coast, the opening event of the 2010 ASP Women’s World Tour.


SOURCE: Surfing Australia