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Poulter wins trip to Australia

Ben Poulter won the Under 16 Division at the Rip Curl GromSearch on Sunday 5th December and in doing so, won the chance to represent New Zealand at the international final in 2011. The final day of the event was played out in 1.0m waves with sea breeze winds at Piha Beach, Auckland.
National Champion Poulter added a third win to his belt for 2010 as well as his overall SNZ Grom Series win he secured on day one of the event.
“I have ended the year the best way I could by winning today, so I am stoked” said a modest Poulter. “It is real good to win the whole SNZ Grom Series, it is another positive for the year and it is the first time I have won the whole series so I am real happy about that.”
Poulter will attend the international final in April when the best surfers in the world head to Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia for the Rip Curl Pro, one of the most legendary sporting events on the Australian calendar.
“It is the first time I have represented New Zealand at that event, I think my sister has been twice. I just want to do my best over there and make the final. That would be my main goal” added Poulter.
Poulter started the final strong with two huge turns on a set wave that scored a 9.0 point ride. His competitors took note and answered back, Moretti scoring an 8.33 and Wallis a 7.0. However the power of Poulter was too much for his lightweight opponents.
By the end of the final, Poulter finally heard that he was in the lead, at which point his approach turned more tactical to defend his lead.

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