Final event of the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp presented by Pics Peanut Butter to be held this weekend on the Surf Coast
Torquay Point, VIC/AUS (Thursday, 14th March 2019): Over 80 future surfing stars will descend on Torquay Point this weekend as the final stop of the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp presented by Pics Peanut Butter heads to the Surf Coast.
The event that aims to give surfers their first taste of surf competition in a fun and exciting format is a key part of the pathways for future champions and gives many young surfers a taste of competition.
“This event is a fantastic way to introduce Under 14 surfers to competition” said Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson. “It is fun, safe, and inclusive which allows all levels of abilities to be involved.”
“Many of the top surfers in the country have been through this event including Matt Banting, Jacob Willcox, Macy Callaghan and Isabella Nichols. This is the perfect opportunity for young Victorians to start their competitive surfing career.”
The event was initially scheduled to run in November last year however was postponed due to a Whale carcass that washed up on the shore at the initial location of Ocean Grove.
Regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of young Australian surfers, the 10-event Woolworths Surfer Grom Comps Series presented by Pic’s Peanut Butter caters for surfers from Under 8 to Under 14 and will be held in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia over Summer.
As an added bonus, the respective winners of the Under 14 boy’s and girl’s divisions from each event will receive an invite to attend an all-expenses-paid, three-day Woolworths Surf Camp at the Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre (HPC). For the South Australian, Victorian and Tasmanian events, the Woolworths Surf Camp prize will be awarded to the highest place Under-14 Boy and Girl who reside in that respective state.
Speciality awards to be provided at each event include the Woolworths Fresh Wave (boy & girl), Pic’s Peanut Butter Star Performers (boy & girl) and AirAsia Air/Wave of the Day. Each entrant will also receive a Woolworths Surfer Grom Comps Series presented by Pic’s Peanut Butter surfboard sock for entering.
The Woolworths Surfer Grom Comps Series presented by Pic’s Peanut Butter has helped to launch the careers of many of Australia’s most promising junior surfers with almost 800 children set to take part in the 2018/19 event series.
Results and Live Scoring can be found at liveheats.com/surfingvictoria all weekend.
Event 1: Cronulla, NSW – September 1-2, 2018
Event 2: Northern Beaches, NSW – September 8-9, 2018
Event 3: Coffs Harbour, NSW – October 7-8, 2018
Event 4: Kiama, NSW – October 13-14, 2018
Event 5: Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – November 3, 2018
Event 6: Sunshine Coast, QLD – December 8-9, 2018
Event 7: Gold Coast, QLD – January 9-10, 2019
Event 8: Trigg, WA – January 26-27, 2019
Event 9: Clifton Beach, TAS – February 23, 2019
Event 10: Torquay, VIC – March 16-17, 2019 (Re-Scheduled)
The 2018 Woolworths Surfer Grom Comps Presented by Pic’s Peanut Butter are proudly supported by Woolworths, Pic’s Peanut Butter, Air Asia and Surfing Victoria