Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp presented by Wahu set to kick off 2018 Events Calendar this week on the Gold Coast
The 2018 Surfing Queensland Events Calendar is set to kick off this Wednesday the 10th of January on the Gold Coast with the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp presented by Wahu.
After a successful series event on the Sunshine Coast in December 2017, the action will head south this week and see over 85 of Queensland’s most promising grommets converge on the Gold Coast to kick start their 2018 campaigns.
With divisions ranging from Under 8’s through to Under 14’s, the event will see some of the state’s youngest competitors don a competition rash shirt for the first time for two huge days of surfing and beach games. A short range forecast is indicating waves on offer for the groms in the 1-2ft range (.5-1m), with the location to be determined on the morning of the event.
“Surfing Queensland are excited to be kicking off our 2018 events calendar on the Gold Coast this week with the Woolworths Surfer Grom Comp presented by Wahu. This event always provides a great competitive environment for some of our youngest surfers and we expect the grommets will be itching to get their 2018 campaigns underway,” said Surfing Queensland CEO Adam Yates.
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.
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 and start time each morning.