Stop seven of the 2017 Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu set to hit Sunshine Coast this weekend

After making it’s way around the country over the past four months, the 2017 Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu will head north to the pristine beaches of the Sunshine Coast this weekend for stop number seven of ten in the nation wide series.

The first of two stops in Queensland will see over 100 promising young surfers line for the two day event to compete for a range of prizes both in and out of the water. A seven-day long-range forecast is indicating waves on offer in the 2-3ft range (1-1.5m) to kick things off for day one on Saturday, with the location to be determined on the morning of the event.

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 through to Under 14 and provides some of Australia’s youngest surfers with their first taste of competitive surfing.

“This event is so important to our youngest surfers and the development of the sport in Australia. It’s always great to see how stoked the groms are to throw on a competition rash shirt, the excitement levels are definitely high at this time of the year, we can’t wait to kick things off,” said Surfing Queensland CEO Adam Yates.

The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu has helped 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.

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).

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

Competitors and spectators are encouraged to call the Surfing Queensland Events Hotline on (07) 3030 6388 from 6.00am to confirm location each morning.