Champions crowned at the Ocean Grove Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp

Ocean Grove, VIC/AUS (Sunday 12th November, 2017): Champions have been crowned at the Ocean Grove stop of the Woolworths Surf Groms Comp presented by Wahu.


Barwon Heads surfers dominated in the small tricky conditions, with Zeph Lamperd and Ellie Harrison claiming the Under 14 Boys and Girls titles.


Lamperd was dominant in the final throwing down massive power turns on his way to a 14.86 heat total.


“It’s awesome to win here at Ocean Grove. All that time surfing here when it has been windy has paid off.”


Lamperd and Harrison will now receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Surfing Australia High Performance Center for his efforts.


“I have never been to the HPC before, but I have heard its epic. I am looking forward to surfing in some warm water and learning from the coaches up there.”


Placing in second in the Under 14 Boys final was Willis Droomer (Jan Juc, VIC) who finished on 12.14 points. Asher Lens (Aireys Inlet) and Charlie Mahoney (Ocean Grove) finished in third and fourth respectively.


Ellie Harrison used her superior wave knowledge at the break to take out top honors in the Under 14 Girls, locking in a heat total of 11.40 points.


“Every time I have got second at this event, so its nice to finally win” said Harrison.


“The waves weren’t very good, but it was a fun event. I can’t wait to get up to the HPC again and go on their massive skate ramp.”


Jazz Wylie (Jan Juc) placed in second on 10.40 points. Mia Huppatz (Jan Juc) and Elise Franzose (Point Lonsdale) finished in third fourth.


Other winners throughout the event included Willis Droomer (Jan Juc) who impressed judges with his aerial game in the Under 12 Boys division, Isla Huppatz (Jan Juc) in the Under 12 Girls, Remy Filer (Jan Juc) in the Under 10 Boys, Ruby Trew (Seaforth, NSW) in the Under 10 Girls and Teal Lamperd (Barwon Heads) in the Under 8 Mixed.


Lucas Hickson (Rye) and Sarsha Pancic (Bairgowrie) were awarded the Woolworths Fresh Wave Award for being the Best and Fairest surfers of the event. They walked away with a $250 Woolworths voucher each.



Under 14 Boys

1st Zeph Lamperd, 14.86

2nd Willis Droomer, 12.14

3rd Asher Lens, 9.30

4th Charlie Mahoney 7.96


Under 14 Girls

1st Ellie Harrison, 11.40

2nd Jazz Wylie, 10.40

3rd Mia Huppatz, 8.04

4th Elise Franzose 6.93


Under 12 Boys

1st Willis Droomer, 15.67

2nd Lucas Hickson, 13.24

3rd Issak Brown, 9.70

4th Oliver Lens, 8.07


Under 12 Girls

1st Isla Huppatz, 6.30

2nd, Sarsha Pancic, 5.67

3rd Sonia Seuren, 5.46

4th Eva Bassed, 4.73


Under 10 Boys

1st Remy Filer, 13.90

2nd Phoenix Visscher, 11.50

3rd Brodie Scott, 6.30

4th Jack Lindsay, 4.53


Under 10 Girls

1st Ruby Trew, 8.00

2nd Abby Chapman, 7.83

3rd Sara Hickson, 6.80

4th Anna Huppatz, 4.24


Under 8 Mixed

1st Teal Lamperd, 11.50

2nd Olie Micallef, 7.50

3rd Oscar Bachelor, 7.07

4th Kai Coleman, 7.00


Full results from the event can found online at


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.


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