The 2014 Chiko MP Surf Classic came to a climactic finish last weekend with an all-star action packed final with Gerringong's Mickey Wright taking out the event
He downed Garrett Parkes, Bede Durbidge and Tom Whitaker who finished second, third and fourth respectively. The final was one of the most exciting heats of the event, with surfer's placings constantly shuffling, and the final four surfers fighting hard to take home the prestigious Chiko MP Classic title and Michael Peterson replica surfboard.
Michael Wright showed competitive maturity beyond his years as the 17-year-old took down a current WCT surfer - Durbidge, a former WCT surfer in Whitaker and ASP QS campaigner Parkes.
Wright was left needing a score in the seven-point-range in the final five minutes, he caught a wave and unloaded two deadly turns, breaking his board on the third, but the turns were some of the best seen all event and a score of 8.10 was punched in by the judges and a worthy winner was crowned.
"It was great to have MP's mum present me with a board, that was a huge honour," Wright said.
"This event had so many good surfers in it, I can't really believe I won.
"I got that good wave at 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. I've had some problems with my back and I almost didn't compete, but I'm so glad that I did."