Surfer Groms Comp lands in Kiama this weekend

Pheonix Visscher. Photo: Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW.
Pheonix Visscher. Photo: Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW.

The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu will continue its run through NSW with event three of the ten event series slated to hit Kiama this weekend.

Over 100 competitors are expected to compete in the two-day event, which will see some of the nation's most promising young surfers competing for a range of prizes, both in and out of the water.

“Surfing NSW has been running and organising events in the Kiama region for a long time now and the quality of surf is consistently decent,” Surfing NSW CEO Luke Madden said. 

“We’re anticipating a high level of competition, especially from NSW competitors who only have two more opportunities to claim a Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu title in their home state.”

Early swell forecasts indicate that there will be a three-to-four foot south swell on offer for competitors.

The main base for event two of the event Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu is Bombo with backup locations of Kiama Surf Beach, Jones Beach and Werri Beach.

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All competitors are advised to ring the event hotline (0458 247 212) by 6.45am on the days of competition to confirm location and running order.

Regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of young Australian surfers, the 10-event Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu caters for surfers from Under 8 to Under 14 and will be held in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia over summer. The prestigious event series will also return to Tasmania in 2017/18.

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 Surf Camp at the Hurley 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.

Each entrant will also receive a Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu t-shirt for entering, plus a Wahu beach product and there will be plenty of Wahu beach games and giveaways at each event.

The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu have helped to launch the careers of many of Australia's most promising junior surfers with almost 800 children set to take part in the 2017/18 event series.

Previous champions include Matt Banting, Jacob Willcox, Luke Hynd, Eli Steele, Kai Hing, Chris Zaffis, Quinn Bruce, Ellie-Jean Coffey, Macy Callaghan, Isabella Nichols, Holly Wawn and Laura Poncini.

Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu 2017/2018 series schedule:

  • EVENT 1 - Northern Beaches, NSW - Sept 9 - 10, 2017
  • EVENT 2 - Cronulla, NSW - Oct 14 - 15, 2017
  • EVENT 3 - Kiama, NSW - Oct 21 - 22, 2017
  • EVENT 4 - Coffs Harbour, NSW - Oct 28 - 29, 2017
  • EVENT 5 - Ocean Grove, Vic - Nov 11 - 12, 2017
  • EVENT 6 - Fleurieu Peninsula, SA - Nov 18, 2017
  • EVENT 7 - Sunshine Coast, Qld - Dec 9 - 10, 2017
  • EVENT 8 - Gold Coast, Qld - Jan 10 - 11, 2018
  • EVENT 9 -Trigg, WA - Jan 27 - 28, 2018
  • EVENT 10 - Clifton Beach, Tas - Feb 24, 2018

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