2020 Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps Series Set For A Start In September
Published on 29/07/2020

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

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Middleton, SA (Saturday, 14 November 2020): The SA, Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Pic’s Peanut Butter for 2020 was completed today in perfect 2-3 foot surf at Day Street, Middleton. Competitors and their families were treated to a hot 30 degree day and light winds.

King Cairns and Maia Taite took the coveted U14 Divisions winning trips 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).

The Under 12 Girls and Under 10 Girls divisions were taken out by Isabel O’Boyle and Kiera Hunt respectively. The Under 12 Boys went to Noah Keelan with Connor O’Boyle taking the Under 10 Boys division and the Under 8 mixed division.

The Surfing SA Under 16 titles went to Zac Palmer (Boy’s) and Maia Taite (Girls).

Leo Torok and Maia Taite took the Woolworths Fresh Wave awards. Local surfer Leo was a standout all day and young Maia consistently scored in the excellent range in her heats. These surfers were rewarded for their outstanding performances and sportsmanship.

Kiera Hunt and Noah Keelan took out the PICS star performer awards.

Close to 60 competitors were in the event.

Regarded as one of the major steppingstones 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.

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 pres. by Pic’s Peanut Butter 2020 Series Schedule:
EVENT 1 – Kiama, NSW – Sept 5 – 6, 2020
EVENT 2 – Northern Beaches, NSW – Sept 12 – 13, 2020
EVENT 3 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Sept 26 – 27, 2020
EVENT 4 – Cronulla, NSW – Oct 17 – 18, 2020
EVENT 5 – Torquay, VIC – Oct 24 – 25, 2020
EVENT 6 – Clifton Beach, TAS – Oct 31, 2020
EVENT 7 – Trigg, WA – Nov 7 – 8, 2020
EVENT 8 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Nov 14, 2020
EVENT 9 – Gold Coast, QLD – Nov 21 – 22, 2020
EVENT 10 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Dec 12 – 13, 2020
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.

RESULTS:

U8 Mixed
1. Connor O’Boyle
2. Bernie Forbes
3. Alfie Howse
4. Jett Crowley

U10 Girls
1.Edie Howse
2.Isabel O’Boyle
3. Chloe Crowley

U10 Boys
1. Connor O’Boyle
2. Hudson Egan
3. Henry Wood-Ragless

U12 Girls
1. Kiera Hunt
2. Jemma Crowley
3. Priya Jakwal
4. Sophie Bowden

U12 Boys
1. Noah Keelan
2. Ashton Crowley
3. Cadel Garner
4. Mitch Henderson

U14 Girls
1. Maia Taite
2. Maddie Gillies
3. Ella Lewis
4. Karly Wood

U14 Boys
1. King Cairns
2. Leo Torok
3. Noah Keelan
4. James Jervis

U14 Boys
1. King Cairns
2. Leo Torok
3. Noah Keelan
4. James Jervis

U16 Boys
1. Zach Palmer
2. Indi DeBono
3. Tai Taite
4. Koby Philip

U16 Girls
1. Maia Taite
2. Poppy Sweetman

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