Some of Australia’s best grommet surfers will prepare to go toe-to-toe and blow-for-blow when the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open pres. by Vissla returns to Lennox Head this week.
The six-day event will run from 7 July –12 July and will comprise of a World Surf League (WSL) sanctioned Pro Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) event, as well as an elite competition for promising grommets in the Under 14, 16 and 18 divisions.
In a similar vein to preceding years, a full spectrum of some of Australia’s best and most talented surfers are expected to compete in an attempt to claim a coveted title.
“As a grommet the Skullcandy event was one of the best events of the year and one that every single surfer aspired to win,” said former World Championship Tour surfer and Skullcandy Oz Grom Champion Macy Callaghan. “The event always attracted some of the biggest names in international junior surfing and it gave us a solid indication of where the benchmark of performance was across the globe.”
Skullcandy Oz Grom Open Event Director and Le-Ba Boardriders President Ben Beesley is elated to see the event return after a two-year-long hiatus due to Covid-19.
“The Le-Ba Boardriders is so proud to be continuing to support and grow junior surfing by presenting an event of such high calibre. This event brings the best groms, not only from the local community but from around the world, to Lennox Head to display the best of junior high-performance surfing. After the crazy year that was 2020 and 2021, we are so excited to be able to support the local community and businesses with this world-class event.”
Surfing NSW CEO Luke Madden echoed Beesley’s sentiments.
“The Skullcandy Oz Grom Open has long been regarded as one of the most prestigious events in the world and we’re pumped to see it unfold on the beaches of Lennox Head and on the web for the world to view.”
It is anticipated that the event will get underway by 7.30am each day.
Daily press packages will be sent out over the course of the event.
All event divisions will be broadcast live on skullcandyozgromopen.com.au
The 2022 Skullcandy Oz Grom Open presented by Vissla is proudly supported by Skullcandy, Vissla, Ballina Shire Council, Le-Ba Boardriders, WSL and Surfing NSW.