A brand new Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps Series is set to start with event one – of the ten-event series – kicking off in Kiama on September 5th.
Approximately 90 competitors are expected to enter each stop in the series apart from South Australia and Tasmania (approximately 50 competitors expected) which will see some of the nation’s most promising young surfers competing for a range of prizes.
“Woolworths is excited to be heading into our 5th year of supporting Australian junior surfers via the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps. While this series helps to develop groms in a fun and competitive surfing environment, it also aligns with Woolworths mission to inspire fresh food kids” – Aysha Down Marketing Manager – Brand Partnerships, Woolworths.
Regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of young Australian surfers, the 10-event Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps series 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.
Surfing Australia, Head of Events Beau Brenchley said: “This national series is a fun and friendly introduction to surf competition and has helped form the careers of some of Australia’s best professional surfers. It’s a critical part of our event series program and we can’t wait to see what the kids can do when things kick off in September.”
“We’re thankful for Woolworth’s continued support of junior surfing in the country as naming rights partner to the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps.”
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 Surfer Groms Comps National Final Surf Camp, (1-day coaching clinic, 2 days of competition and heat analysis coaching) 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.
Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps 2020 Series Schedule:
EVENT 1 – Kiama, NSW – Sept 5 – 6, 2020 *Entries open Aug 3 at 5pm – NSW local time*
EVENT 2 – Northern Beaches, NSW – Sept 12 – 13, 2020 *Entries open Aug 4 at 5pm – NSW local time*
EVENT 3 – Cronulla, NSW – Sept 19 – 20, 2020 *Entries open Aug 5 at 5pm – NSW local time
EVENT 4 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Sept 26 – 27, 2020 *Entries open Aug 6 at 5pm – NSW local time*
EVENT 5 – Torquay, VIC – Oct 24 – 25, 2020 *Entries open Sept 7 at 5pm – VIC local time*
EVENT 6 – Clifton Beach, TAS – Oct 31, 2020; *Entries open Sept 8 at 5pm – TAS local time*
EVENT 7 -Trigg, WA – Nov 7 – 8, 2020; *Entries open Sept 28 at 5pm – WA local time*
EVENT 8 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Nov 14, 2020 *Entries open Sept 29 at 5pm – SA local time*
EVENT 9 – Gold Coast, QLD – Nov 21 – 22, 2020 *Entries open Oct 5 at 5pm – QLD local time*
EVENT 10 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Dec 12 – 13, 2020 *Entries open Oct 6 at 5pm – QLD local time*
National Final – Surfing Australia HPC, Casuarina QLD – Dec 18 – 20, 2020 *Entry by Qualification*
The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps is proudly supported by Woolworths, Pic’s Peanut Butter and 2XP.
NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and Surfing Australia’s commitment to comply with all State and Federal regulations, series dates are subject to change at any time.
Entry openings begin on August 3rd at 5 pm NSW local time for Event One
The 2021 Woolworths Junior State Titles presented by Globe kicked off at Middleton with round 1 this weekend.
Fun 2-3 foot waves were on offer off the point providing the perfect setting for grommets from across the State, who converged in great numbers on the Fleurieu Peninsula for the first round of the series.
Imogen Elliot (Seaford) and Corey Taylor (Marion Bay) took the the Under 18 divisions today with impressive displays of surfing. The Under 16 Divisions went to Meg Day (Kadina) and Indi DeBono (Middleton). In the Under 14 Division it was King Cairns (Port Noarlunga) and Maia Tatie (Seaford) that dominated taking the first round of the series.
The three round Junior Surfing Series caters for boys and girls with divisions for Under 14’s through to Under 18’s and forms the selection criteria for the state representatives for the 2021 Australian Junior Surfing Titles to take place at North Stradbroke Island later this year. The next round will be held on the Fleurieu Peninsula on the 27th of March, followed by the final round on the Yorke Peninsula, dates to be announced.
We would like to thank our Sponsors Woolworths for for the series and GLOBE Brand for their support. For more information regarding South Australian surfing events or programs be sure to log onto www.surfingsouthaustralia.com.au and follow Surfing SA’s social media platforms.
Under 18 Girls:
1. Imogen Elliot
2. Meg Day
3. Stella Senior
4. Poppy Senior
Under 18 Boys:
1. Corey Taylor
2. Indi DeBono
3. Tai Taite
4. Zack Plamer
Under 16 Girls:
1. Meg Day
2. Poppy Sweetman
Under 16 Boys:
1. Indi DeBono
2. James Jervis
3. Koby Phillip
4. Leo Torok
Under 14 Grom Girls:
1. Maia Taite
2. Keira Hunt
Under 14 Grom Boys:
1. King Cairns
2. Noah Keelan
3. James Jervis
4. Ashton Crowley