Sunshine Coast to Host Woolworths Surfer Groms Series Finale
Published on 08/12/2020

Sunshine Coast, Queensland (Tuesday, 8th December, 2020) Queensland’s next generation of surfing superstars are set to compete in this weekend’s Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp on the Sunshine Coast.

Attracting over 80 frothing grommets, event ten of the Woolworths Surfer Groms series will see fun and friendly surfing action from under 8 parent assist all the way through to the under 14 boys and girls divisions. 

With rapidly rising swell and moderate winds predicted, event organisers will seek a sheltered beach on the Sunshine Coast to offer a safe and fun environment for the competitors.

Headlining the under 14 boys division is Rico Haybittle (Burleigh Heads), Caden Francis (Palm Beach), Landen Smales (Peregian Beach) and Hunter Andersson (Moffat Beach), who will be pushing the limits of grom surfing after strong performances at the Gold Coast event. 

Other exciting match ups to keep an eye on include the under 12 male duo of Max Mcgillivray (Evans Head) and Lucas Deffenti (Miami) who both surf well beyond their years. 

The under 14 girls will feature stand out performers Oli Taylor (Peregian Beach), Jordy Halford (Currumbin), Ocea Curtis (Lennox Head) and Ava Arghyros (Kingscliff) meanwhile the under 12 girls will see the Gold Coast podium of Roxanne Cameron (Burleigh Heads), Pipi Taylor (Peregian Beach) and Kauri Hewston Connor (Burleigh Heads) aiming for an event win. 

The weekends heat draw and schedule (which is always subject to change) will be made available on Thursday at 2pm and can be viewed on both live heats and the Surfing Queensland website. 

The Woolworths Surfer Groms event is mobile on the Sunshine Coast with competitors encouraged to call the event hotline (07 3030 6388) each morning of the event to determine the official location and running schedule. 

About the 2020 Woolworths Surfer Grom Comp Series:

The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps cater for the mini, micro groms (U/8) to the big kids alike (U/14) of any level, and it is all about providing a fun, but competitive environment. 

This is the final event of the 2020 national ten part series which has hit the shores of every State and will once again deliver a fun and friendly introduction to surf competition.

Each entrant will receive a YETI event item for entering. 

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, 2 days of competition and heat analysis coaching) at the Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre (HPC).

Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps 2020 Series Schedule:

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 1 – Kiama, NSW – Sept 5, 2020

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 2 – Northern Beaches, NSW – Sept 12 – 13, 2020

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 3 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Sept 26 – 27, 2020

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 4 – Cronulla, NSW – Oct 17 – 18, 2020

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 5 – Clifton Beach, TAS – Oct 31, 2020

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 6 -Trigg, WA – Nov 7 – 8, 2020 

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 7 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Nov 14, 2020

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 8 – Gold Coast, QLD – Nov 21 – 22, 2020

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 9 – Torquay, VIC – Dec 12 – 13, 2020

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 10 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Dec 12 – 13, 2020

Surfer Groms Comps – National Final – Surfing Australia HPC, Casuarina, NSW – Jan 28 – 30, 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and Surfing Australia’s commitment to comply with all State and Federal regulations, series dates are subject to change at any time.

For more information, please visit – www.surfingqueensland.com.au.

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