GROMMETS SHINE IN TRICKY CONDITIONS AT THE WOOLWORTHS SURFER GROMS COMP ON THE NORTHERN BEACHES.
The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps Series presented by Pic’s Peanut Butter on Sydney’s northern beaches kicked in stormy conditions at Dee Why today as competitors fought to earn themselves a spot into tomorrow’s finals.
Hugh Vaughan (Bateau Bay), Nate Hopkins (Norah Head), Dom Thomas (Swansea), Sam Cornock (Cronulla), Kalan Orchard (Freshwater) and Kai McGovern (Curl Curl) all set a solid standard in the opening round of the Under-14 Boys, with all surfers taking opening heat victories. Orchard got the better of the opening exchanges with the northern beaches native posting a massive 16.00 two-wave heat total for a series of giant turns and carves.
Fletcher Kelleher (Freshwater) continued to build on the momentum that allowed him to claim the win last week at the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps Series presented by Pic’s Peanut Butter at Cronulla, taking two victories across the first two rounds of Under-12 Boys competition. Sol Gruendling (Queenscliff) joined Kelleher by taking out two wins in the opening two rounds of competition.
Ruby Rockstar-Trew (Seaforth) netted another giant win for the local surfing contingent, posting a mammoth 18.93 two-wave heat total to claim a victory in the Under-10 Girls division. Trew locked in a near-perfect 9.93 followed by a 9.00 to amass the aforementioned heat total and take the win. As a result, Trew was awarded the AirAsia Wave Of The Day award.
The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps Series presented by Pic’s Peanut Butter will wrap up tomorrow.
The main base for event one of the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps Series presented by Pic’s Peanut Butter is Curl Curl with backup locations of Dee Why, Long Reef and Collaroy.
All competitors are advised to ring the event hotline (0458 247 212) by 6.45am on the days of competition to confirm location and running order.
Regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of young Australian surfers, the 10-event Woolworths Surfer Groms 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 boys’ and girls’ 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.
Specialty awards to be provided at each event include the Woolworths Fresh Wave (boy and girl), Pic’s Peanut Butter Star Performers (boy and girl) and AirAsia Air of the Day.
Each entrant will also receive a Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps Series presented by Pic’s Peanut surfboard sock for entering.
The Woolworths Surfer Groms 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.
The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Pic’s Peanut Butter is proudly supported by 2XP 50+ for Sports, AirAsia, Surfing Australia and Surfing NSW.
For more information, visit Surfing Australia.
Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps 2018/2019 Series presented by Pic’s Peanut Butter schedule:
EVENT 1 - Cronulla, NSW - Sept 1 - 2, 2018
EVENT 2 - Northern Beaches, NSW - Sept 8 - 9, 2018
EVENT 3 - Coffs Harbour, NSW - Oct 7 - 8, 2018
EVENT 4 - Kiama, NSW - Oct 13 - 14, 2018
EVENT 5 - Fleurieu Peninsula, SA - Nov 3, 2018
EVENT 6 - Ocean Grove, VIC - Nov 17 - 18, 2018
EVENT 7 - Sunshine Coast, QLD - Dec 8 - 9, 2018
EVENT 8 - Gold Coast, QLD - Jan 9 - 10, 2019
EVENT 9 -Trigg, WA - Jan 26 - 27, 2019
EVENT 10 - Clifton Beach, TAS - Feb 23, 2019