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Kora Cooper

Full Name: Kora Cooper 
Date of birth: 10/04/2004 
Hometown: Raglan 
Ethnicity: Māori 
Iwi: Ngai Tai 
Height: 5’8 
Stance: Regular

How many boards do you own: Plenty thanks to Maverick surf 
Length range: 5’7 to 5’10 
Shaper: Maverick surf 
Sponsors: Ripcurl, Raglan Surf Emporium, Maverick surf, Matunas, Shralper Gang 
Surfing Since: 2 years old 
How did you start surfing: On my dad’s board at Manu Bay and Indies lagoon 
Surfing competitively Since: 9 
Competition strategy: Stay calm, focus on getting 2 good scores 
New Zealand teams: U16 in the NZ Junior World Team 2018 
Career highlight: Competing in the worlds 2018, multiple National titles

Ambitions: Travel and compete overseas 
Main surf breaks you surf: Manu Bay, Ruapuke, Indies 
Favourite surf break: Manu when its ledging  
People you surf with the most: Nav, Robbo, Caleb   
Occupation: Building apprentice 
Other interests: Fishing and golf

Surfing heroes: Mason Ho, Dane Reynolds, 
Life heroes: My mum and dad 
Favourite food: sushi 
Favourite moves: barrels and airs 
Favourite surf video: Snapt4 

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