OPENING EVENT ON THE WOOLWORTHS SURFER GROMS COMP SERIES WRAPS UP ON THE NORTHERN BEACHES.
The opening Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu for 2017/2018 wrapped up today, following a day of exciting heats in massive surf at Collaroy Beach.
Maroubra surfer Koda Killorn (Maroubra) ensured a title would he heading southbound over Sydney Harbour taking out the Under-14 Boys. Killorn opted to suss of the rarer left handers that were on offer over the course of the semis and final to gain the upper hand against a blistering field, posting an impressive 14.44 heat total (out of a possible 20 points). As a result, Killorn will receive an invite into to attend an all-expenses paid, three-day Woolworths Surf Camp at the Hurley Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre (HPC).
Northern Beaches local Cedar Leigh-Jones (Avalon, NSW) continued her campaign to be one of the most successful competitors in the history of the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu taking out the Under-14 Girls final. After posting a handful of excellent scores over the duration of the event, Leigh-Jones managed to continue her charge in the final notching up a solid 15.5 heat total and leave her opposition chasing a combination of scores to take away her lead. Like Killorn, Leigh-Jones will also receive an invite into to attend an all-expenses paid, three-day Woolworths Surf Camp at the Hurley Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre (HPC).
Fletcher Kelleher (Freshwater, NSW) did the local Northern Beaches surfing contingent proud when he took out the Under-12 Boys division. Kelleher continued his dominance of the division in the final amassing a respectable 13.5 heat total to take the title.
The main base for event one of the event Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu was Dee Why with backup locations of Collaroy, Curl Curl, Freshwater and Long Reef.
Regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of young Australian surfers, the 10-event Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu caters for surfers from Under 8 to Under 14 and will be held in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia over summer. The prestigious event series will also return to Tasmania in 2017/18.
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 Hurley 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.
Each entrant will also receive a Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu t-shirt for entering, plus a Wahu beach product and there will be plenty of Wahu beach games and giveaways at each event.
The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu have helped to launch the careers of many of Australia's most promising junior surfers with almost 800 children set to take part in the 2017/18 event series.
Previous champions include Matt Banting, Jacob Willcox, Luke Hynd, Eli Steele, Kai Hing, Chris Zaffis, Quinn Bruce, Ellie-Jean Coffey, Macy Callaghan, Isabella Nichols, Holly Wawn and Laura Poncini.
1 – Koda Killorn (Maroubra)
2 – Luke Dujic (Avalon)
3 – Taj Simon (Port Kembla)
4 – Nate Hopkins (Noraville)
1 – Cedar Leigh-Jones (Avalon)
2 – Oceanna Rogers (Shell Cove)
3 – Astrid Osborn (Bilgola)
4 – Sienna Hinwood (Elanora Heights)
1 – Fletcher Kelleher (Freshwater)
2 – Baxter Hurt (Collaroy)
3 – Jake Feher (Maroubra)
4 – Manning Gregory (Merewether)
Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps Presented by Wahu 2017/2018 Series Schedule:
EVENT 1 - Northern Beaches, NSW - Sept 9 - 10, 2017
EVENT 2 - Cronulla, NSW - Oct 14 - 15, 2017
EVENT 3 - Kiama, NSW - Oct 21 - 22, 2017
EVENT 4 - Coffs Harbour, NSW - Oct 28 - 29, 2017
EVENT 5 - Ocean Grove, VIC - Nov 11 - 12, 2017
EVENT 6 - Fleurieu Peninsula, SA - Nov 18, 2017
EVENT 7 - Sunshine Coast, QLD - Dec 9 - 10, 2017
EVENT 8 - Gold Coast, QLD - Jan 10 - 11, 2018
EVENT 9 -Trigg, WA - Jan 27 - 28, 2018
EVENT 10 - Clifton Beach, TAS - Feb 24, 2018