- 03 February 2014 | Surfing
Michael Wright has stolen the 2014 Chiko MP Classic, in Duranbah, Australia.
Michael Peterson, one of Coolangatta's original "Coolie Kids", would've been pleased to watch Wright, Garrett Parkes, Bede Durbidge and Tom Whitaker exchanging waves the way they did in the final.
The surfer from Lennox Head enough maturity to take down experienced Dream Tour and World Qualifying Series surfers. With five minutes to go, Michael Wright caught a wave and unloaded two deadly turns, breaking his board on the third. Unusual but efficient.
"It was great to have MP's mum present me with a board, that was a huge honour. This event had so many good surfers in it, I can't really believe I won," says Wright.
"I got that good wave in the end and then I broke my board, and I didn't know if I'd get a good score, and it turned out that I did and it was enough to win. I'm so happy".
In his surfing career, Michael Peterson collected three Bells Beach titles, and the first ever a man-on-man surfing competition, at the Stubbies Pro, at Burleigh Heads, over Mark Richards.
The winner of the 2014 Chiko MP Classic earned himself a Michael Peterson replica surfboard.