The final NSW based Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp Series wrapped up with a bang following a giant day of surfing action at Palm Beach.
Former NSW Junior Champion Ben Zanatta Creagh (Dee Why) showed his skills hadn’t lapsed over the years as he put on a dominant performance in the Under-14 Boys. The northern beaches natural footer was able to link together a flurry of impressive forehand snaps and carves to win the final with a solid 14.16 two-wave heat total.
Ocea Curtis (Lennox Head) made her journey south worthwhile as she took out the Under-14 Girls division. Curtis used her zappy speedy to her advantage as she nailed a handful of beautiful snaps and carves to post a 10.90 heat total and take the win ahead of perennial event standout Ruby Trew (Manly) who finished in second place.
Locana Cullen (Avalon) put an end to Jaggar Phillips (Maroubra) dominant run in the Under-12 division as he finished the final with decent 12.24 total. Cullen and Phillips were two of the standouts of the age division, however when the final hooter blew it was Cullen who got the win in the final NSW Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp event of the year.
Talia Tebb (Central Coast) shone in the Under-12 Girls final finishing with a solid 12.34 final total, which left all her fellow finalists needing combinations of scores to take away her lead.
All other results can be seen here.
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.
Close to 80 competitors are expected in the event.
All competitors and spectators must abide by the COVID-19 regulations that will be in place on the event days.
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 2021 Schedule:
Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 1 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Oct 16, 2021
Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 2 – Trigg, WA – Oct 23 – 24, 2021
Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 3 – Clifton Beach, TAS – Oct 30, 2021
Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 4 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Nov 6 – 7, 2021
Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 5 – Kiama, NSW – Nov 13 -14, 2021
Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 6 – Gold Coast, QLD – Nov 20 – 21, 2021
Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 7 – Torquay, VIC – Nov 27 – 28, 2021
Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 8 – Cronulla, NSW – Dec 4 – 5, 2021
Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 9 – Northern Beaches, NSW – Dec 11 – 12, 2021
Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 10 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Dec 11 – 12, 2021
Surfer Groms Comps – Nat Final – Surfing Aus HPC, Casuarina NSW – Dec 17 – 19, 2021
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.
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