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Cooper, Jodie


Candid and intrepid Australian pro surfer originally from Albany, Western Australia; world-ranked #2 in 1985, and remembered as her generation's best female big-wave rider. Cooper was born (1964) and raised in the small whaling town of Albany, and didn't begin surfing until age 16. Making her pro debut just three years later, she placed runner-up in the 1983 Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, was voted the tour's rookie of the year, and finished the season world-ranked #6. Over the next nine years ...