Ian Cairns Award
Jodie Cooper Award
Murray Smith Award
Mike McAuliffe Award
Pro Surfing At Margaret River
The Jodie Cooper Award
Awarded to the Western Australian Female Surfer of the Year
First awarded in 1999
Born in Albany on 4th May, 1964, Jodie Cooper became Western Australia's first female professional surfer who would set a benchmark of excellence and consistency that few, nationally or internationally, have been able to match.
Twelve World Championship Tour (WCT) career titles and her ground breaking big wave approach meant that Jodie Cooper would be widely acknowledged as one of the all time greats in women's surfing. Jodie was also a Runner Up in another thirteen major events.
She was Runner Up to the world title in 1985 and third in 1986, 1990 and 1991. She was also 4th on four other occasions and finished in the Top 8 in each of her eleven years on tour.
Eight of her twelve WCT titles were won via the One-on-One Final format with the other four, in the four surfers' Final format. Over her career she earned $US148 685 in prize money which, in 2002, placed her 11th on the All Time money list.
Jodie has an impressive record in Association of Surfing Professional events held at Margaret River. She finished in the Top 3 in four of the first five events held with victory in 1992, was Runner Up in 1990 and 1996 and equal third in 1989.
A back injury curtailed her professional career. However in 2001 she returned to the SunSmart Women's Classic at Margaret River where she finished 4th. Jodie displayed incredible courage after being pounded by ten, 3.5 m waves in succession in the early stages of the Final.
Jodie, who has resided in NSW since 1993, became a Life Member of the ASP in 1994 and was inducted into the Western Australia Hall of Champions in 2001.
1999 Melanie Redman
2000 Melanie Redman
2001 Melanie Redman
2002 Melanie Redman - Carr