Published on March 18th, 2013 | by nzsm0
Sean Peggs WINS Rip Curl Raglan Pro
The rise to the top is finally complete for Tairua surfer Sean Peggs after winning over Maz Quinn, JC Susan and Dune Kennings in pumping waves on the West Coast beach break of Ruapuke. After winning the National Junior title and also the U20 National circuit title over his career, Sean’s rise through the ranks has come of age. At the recent National Champs he went on a scalp fest taking down highly fancied opposition to make the final and finish third, two months on and having liked that taste of making a final, Sean took several more scalps on his way to the final of the Rip Curl Raglan Pro. Being his 23rd birthday, the win was just all that more sweeter. Sean walked away with $3000 and a return airfare and entry into the legendary Rip Curl Padang Cup later this year.
Sean affectionately known as Pegsy was ecstatic with the win
“I can’t believe it, winning the Rip Curl Pro on my birthday. Last time this event fell on my birthday I had a shocker so this makes up for it. I was just having fun out there, it was a lot like my home break at Tairua, I was just trying to get some good waves and crank out some big turns.
To gain entry into the Padang Cup is such an amazing prize, I have been hanging around that event a couple of times in the past when Bobby Hansen and Morehu Roberts were representing New Zealand and I had such a great time, I am pretty scared of surfing macking Padang though”
A big congrats Sean.. epic!