Local surfer heading to El Salvador with New Zealand Junior Surfing Team

A strong new team has been selected for the 2022 Surf City El Salvador ISA World Junior Surfing Championships back in March. Apart from Kora Cooper (Rag) who returns to the competition in the U18 Boys, Ava Henderson (Chch) and Natasha Gouldsbury (Tara) returning in the U18 girls the Junior Surfing Team sees the debut of nine of New Zealand’s best junior surfers.

Raglan Surfer Kora Cooper has been selected in the U18 Boys division alogside Finn Vette (Gis) and Kalani Louis (Tara).

This will be the first time the Junior Team has been away since 2019 and the first World Junior Championships since that year due to the ongoing global pandemic.

El Salvador is no stranger to top level competition, being the latest venue for the World Surfing Games/Olympic qualifier where Paige Hareb placed 11th in 2021. It will again be the host for the 2023 Olympic Games qualifications.

Kora is currently fundraising for his trip to El Salvador. You can help him out by donating to his Givealittle page to support his surfing journey: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/help-kora-get-to-the-isa-world-junior-surfing-1