Junior surfing stars set to shine on the Gold Coast this weekend at the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps

Published on 06/10/2023

GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND (Friday 6 October, 2023) – Stop four of the nationwide series, Woolworths Surfers Groms Comps, is set to kick off tomorrow on the Gold Coast.The two day event (7 – 8 October), attracting more than 80 young surfers, promises to be a weekend full of fun and friendly surfing action from the under 8 parent-assist division all the way to the under 14 boys and girls divisions. 

The surf forecast is looking promising for the weekend, with two-to-three feet of south-easterly swell predicted on the Gold Coast beaches. 

Surfing Queensland Event Manager, Elliot Dempster, said the Woolworths Surfers Groms Comps provides young surfers with an important platform to showcase their surfing ability and has an emphasis on fun and participation.

“The Woolworths Surfers Groms Comps plays as a pivotal pathway for the next generation of surfers, providing a fun and friendly introduction to competitive surfing,” said Dempster. “The nationwide series provides plenty of opportunity for young surfers to gain valuable experience and shape their budding careers.”

The event location will be decided on the morning of the event, so competitors and parents are encouraged to call the Surfing Queensland event hotline after 6am for the confirmed location. 

The heat draw and event schedule is now live and can be viewed HERE

Regarded as one of the major stepping stones 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 2023 Schedule:

  • EVENT 1 – Kiama, NSW – Sept 2 – 3, 2023
  • EVENT 2 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Sept 9 – 10, 2023 
  • EVENT 3 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Sept 30, 2023
  • EVENT 4 – Gold Coast, QLD – Oct 7 – 8, 2023
  • EVENT 5 – Torquay, VIC – Oct 14 – 15, 2023
  • EVENT 6 – Clifton Beach, TAS – Oct 28, 2023
  • EVENT 7 – Northern Beaches, NSW – Nov 4 – 5, 2023
  • EVENT 8 – Trigg, WA – Nov 18 – 19, 2023
  • EVENT 9 – Cronulla, NSW – Dec 2 – 3, 2023 
  • EVENT 10 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Dec 9 – 10, 2023
  • National Final – Surfing Australia HPC, Casuarina, NSW – Dec 16 – 18, 2023

The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps Series is proudly supported by Le Tan, Ruffie Rustic Foods, Wax Fresh and Surfing Australia.


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