WERRI BEACH, NSW (SUNDAY 4 September 2022): The elite event will see male and female surfers competing in four different age divisions, starting at Under-8’s right through to the Under-14’s and will be the first event of the series run in the state this year.
Kiama came alive today as the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps saw all champions crowned in two-to-three foot conditions at Werri Beach.
Local surfer Alice Hodgson (Kiama) started the final with an impressive 8.17 before backing it up moments later with a 5.67, to take the win over fellow local Lucy Darragh (Gerringong).
Fellow South Coast surfer Taylor Bartlett (Manyana) followed the same pattern as Darragh in the Under 8 mixed division final, taking a win for the south coast. Bartlett scored an impressive 8.67 one wave in his first final before backing it up with a 7.5.
Sullivan Tucker (Freshwater) will be heading back to the Northern Beaches with a massive grin on his face as he notched up two excellent scoring waves to gain the upper hand against his fellow finalists in the Under-14 Boys. Sullivan finished the final one of the most impressive totals of the day with a solid 17.83heat total to claim the title.
Jaggar Phillips (Maroubra) made his presence felt in the Under-12 division, taking wins in every one of his heat en route to the final where he claimed the heat with a 16.00 two-wave total. Jaggar smashed out an array of powerful backhand snaps and carves in the final to take the win.
All results can be seen here all event images can be found here.
Over 80 competitors surfed 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, two 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 2022 Schedule:
EVENT 1 – Kiama, NSW – Sept 3 – 4, 2022
EVENT 2 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Sept 10 – 11, 2022
EVENT 3 – Gold Coast, QLD – Sept 24 – 25, 2022
EVENT 4 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Oct 1, 2022
EVENT 5 – Northern Beaches, NSW – Oct 15 – 16, 2022
EVENT 6 – Clifton Beach, TAS – Oct 29, 2022
EVENT 7 – Torquay, VIC – Nov 12 – 13, 2022
EVENT 8 – Trigg, WA – Nov 19 – 20, 2022
EVENT 9 – Cronulla, NSW – Dec 3 – 4, 2022
EVENT 10 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Dec 10 – 11, 2022
Under 8 Mixed
1st– Taylor Bartlett (Manyana)
2nd Sani Hellman (Ulladulla)
3rd Aidan Rowlands (Barrack Point)
4th Maya Everitt (Werri Beach)
5th Holly Walker (Kiama Downs)
Under 10 Girls
1st Everly Morgan (Milton)
2nd Mila Grainger (Newport)
3rd Alani Morris (Shelly Beach)
Under 10 Boys
1st Maverick Macgugan (Avalon Beach)
2nd Reko Moltzen (Boomerang)
3rd Noah Kornek (Austinmer)
4th Nixon Vaughan (Avalon)
Under 12 Girls
1st Kendall Payne (Gerringong)
2nd Olive Morriss Avoca Beach)
3rd Pearl Eaton (Lilli Pilli)
4th Everly Morgan (Milton)
Under 12 Boys
1st Jaggar Phillips (Maroubra)
2nd Jacques Callebaut (Freshwater)
3rd Omar Moltzen (Boomerang)
4th Kaoni Aguiar (Northern Beaches)
Under 14 Girls
1st Alice Hodgson (Kiama)
2nd Lucy Darragh (Gerringong)
3rd Mia MacMahon (Norah Head)
4th Ivy Morriss (Shelly Beach)
Under 14 Boys
1st Sullivan Tucker (Freshwater)
2nd Ronan Ball (Maroubra)
3rd Malakai Carson (Old Bar)
4th Joe Rocco Sommerville (Wollongong)