The Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp presented by Kirra Surf is down to the pointy end of competition as the remaining surfers battled in the 3 – 4 ft fun but tricky conditions at Duranbah (Dbah) Beach on the Gold Coast.
The prestigious event, now in its 17th year, is one of the most highly anticipated junior surfing events in the world and is set for a massive final day of action tomorrow with local, national and international surfers putting their world-class skills on full display.
Every division got in the water today to decide the final surfers for each division.
Ones to watch in the under 12 boys and girls division include, Miller-May Berg (Miami, QLD), Locana Cullen (Avalon, NSW) and Jaggar Phillips (Maroubra, NSW)
Names progressing through to the semifinals in the under 14 girls include Charli Hately (Burleigh Heads), Lucy Darragh (Gerringong, NSW), Kanon Takashi (Japan), Anna Huppatz (Billinga, QLD).
Hately has been looking in fine form all event, using her Occy inspired backhand attack to progress through to the finals tomorrow. Hately said the conditions were trickier today but she enjoyed the increase in swell.
“All the other girls are surfing incredible so it’s good to be challenged by the tough competition,” said Hately. “Occy is an amazing surfer and his backhand and rail game definitely inspires me.”
Names progressing through to the semi finals for the under 14 boys division include current Queensland State Champion, Hunter Andersson (Moffat Beach, QLD) and Rene Galloway (Newport, NSW), Max Mcgillivray (Evans Head, NSW) and Ocean Lancaster (Merewether, NSW).
Hunter Andersson was looking unstoppable, scoring the highest heat total (15.90) of the under 14 division.
“I’m feeling good going into the final day, of competition” said Andersson. “I’m pretty stoked on my equipment at the moment and the conditions at Dbah suit my surfing.”
The under 16 boys blue ribbon division displayed more incredible surfing. Standout of the boys and girls division include Isla Huppatz (Billinga, QLD), Juniper Harper (Lennox Head, NSW), Rico Haybittle (Burleigh Heads, QLD) and Keenan Crisp (Lennox Head, NSW)
Tomorrow will be the final day of action for the 2022 Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp presented by Kirra Surf.
To view the the full results and schedule, visit the Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp at Live Heats.
The 2022 Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp presented by Kirra Surf is proudly supported by Surfing Queensland, Kustom, JS Industries, Oakberry, Stryker Media, Nixon, Mrs Palmers and Blue Dinosaur.
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