Young gun Koa Davies scores first career win at Geraldton

Warren HatelyAugusta Margaret River Times
Koa Davies in action.
Camera IconKoa Davies in action. Credit: Jasmine Ann Gardiner

Young ripper Koa Davies has won his first competition at the tender age of six.

The Cowaramup lad was among Capes surfers competing at the March 23-24 weekend Frothin’ Fools Gero Grom Fest in Geraldton.

The youngster won the mixed under-8s and was runner-up in the boys under-10s division.

The victory was the first for the grommet after coming runner-up last year in the boys under-10s at age five.

“I can’t believe I won,” he said.

“My favourite part was getting to wear the joker’s hat and getting the biggest wave score of the day.”

It was Koa’s first time back in the water after healing from a fractured wrist, but it didn’t seem to hold him back.

The youngster received the highest wave score out of the whole competition with a spectacular 9.5 ride in good conditions with a stiff off-shore wind.

The Davies family travelled north for the sixth annual contest, with the win fuelling Koa’s dreams of becoming a professional big wave surfer.

Koa is already sponsored by Grubb Surfboards and Salt Merchant and he aims to score support from Red Bull like his idol Jack Robinson.

“I really want to be sponsored by Red Bull so I can get cool stuff like a jetski and surf in different countries,” he told the Times.

Koa’s parents Domanie and Jarrad Davies, who own Margaret River Surf School, said their son had been on a surfboard before he could walk.

“He got his first fibreglass board at four years old and we haven’t been able to stop him since,” Ms Davies said.

Koa now wants his parents to agree to homeschool him so he can continue travelling the world chasing his dreams, fed by claiming his first barrel last year while at Playgrounds Surf Resort in the Mentawai Islands.

Yallingup surfers also performed well at Geraldton, with Billy Bromfield taking out second in the boys under-12s and Ry Foley coming fourth in the under-14s.

Meanwhile, Margaret River young gun Luna Thomas came fourth in the girls under-12s.

All competitors received points towards their national ranking.

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