Published on 18/03/2023

MIAMI BEACH, QUEENSLAND (18 March, 2023) – Miami Beach came alive today as more than 100 groms from far and wide descended on the Gold Coast for the inaugural Oceanside GromQuest. The small waves and wind affected conditions proved no obstacle for the young surfers who were excited to be involved with the fun and friendly competition. 

The opening day of competition saw an array of male and female surfers, from Under 10 parent-assist divisions all the way to the Under 16 boys and girls divisions. 

Under 12 Boys top ranked surfer, Jaxxon Sands, launched his campaign with a bang, putting on an excellent display of surfing and securing the highest total of the division (14.83 out of a possible 20.00). 

Standout performers in the U14 Boys division included Cooper RiellyLucas DeffentiZac Johnston and Luca Martin, taking out their respective heats and making us excited for tomorrow’s final day of action.  

Current Under 14 Australian Champion, Eliza Richardson, said she was stoked to win her first heat and put the competition rashvest back on in Queensland.

“The conditions were tough but it’s still so much fun getting out there and competing with your friends,” said Richardson. “It’s going to be a really fun weekend and I can’t wait for tomorrow!”

The blue-ribbon Under 16 division hit the water in the afternoon and had their eyes on the prize – an Oceanside Electric Bike.

One of the standouts of the boys division was Aidan Finn, piecing together some critical manoeuvres to progress through to tomorrow’s final.  

“My mate has an Oceanside e-bike and it goes sick,” said Finn. “I’d be pretty stoked to win one. It’s awesome being here with all of my mates from all over. I’m looking forward to tomorrow, the waves are meant to improve, so I’ll be down here early for another long day in the sun.” 

For today’s full results and tomorrow’s schedule, please check Live Heats.

Finals day will be commencing at 7:30am tomorrow with Miami Beach deemed the likely venue, however competitors and parents are encouraged to call the Surfing Queensland event hotline after 6am for confirmation. 

To stay up-to-date with all of the latest Surfing Queensland news follow us on social media.

The Oceanside GromQuest is proudly supported by Oceanside Electric Bikes, Salt Performance Coaching, Futures Fins, DriTimes, We Are Feel Good Inc, QMS Media, and Queensland Government.

About Oceanside Electric Bikes

Oceanside Electric bikes is a Gold Coast-based company, designed for beach and coastal enthusiasts to get outside and explore.

They offer a wide range of electric bikes that are perfect for exploring the beautiful beaches and coastlines of Queensland. Whether you want to cruise along the beachfront, take a leisurely ride on the beach, or explore a scenic trail, Oceanside Electric Bikes are perfect for you.

Designed with comfort, style and adventure in mind, Oceanside is suitable for riders of all ages and skill levels. So, if you’re looking for a fun and eco-friendly way to experience the beaches, look no further. Come start your own journey and fill the void in your life, grab an E-Bike and ride Oceanside.


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