Surfing Victoria https://surfingvic.com Surfing Victoria Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:31:03 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://assets.surfinginaustralia.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2020/10/18050330/cropped-VIClogoround-trans-32x32.png Surfing Victoria https://surfingvic.com 32 32 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series National Final locked in at Newcastle this May https://surfingvic.com/nudie-australian-boardriders-battle-series-national-final-locked-in-at-newcastle-this-may/ Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:31:02 +0000 https://surfingvic.com/?p=233048 Series eight of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle will culminate in another heart-stopping National Final in Newcastle on May 15th through 16th as the cream of the crop in Australian club surfing gets set to rumble for the biggest bragging rights of all.

Newcastle Main Beach is the spiritual home of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series National Final and will play host to the big dance for the fourth year running in 2021 after City of Newcastle and Surfing Australian finalised their latest partnership.

Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres said the longstanding partnership between the NSW Government, via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, and Surfing Australia reinforced the state’s reputation as Australia’s home of surfing.

“New South Wales has hosted the final of the Australian Boardriders Battle since 2014, and we are delighted to see the thrilling event head to Newcastle in 2021.

“The event is the biggest grassroots boardriders competition in the country, and the participation of WSL athletes draws international attention from surfing fans around the globe. I look forward to seeing all the action take place in Newcastle and encourage participants, their supporters and spectators to plan ahead and experience all this magnificent city has to offer,” Minister Ayres said.

With only the Victorian state qualifying event remaining on the calendar, all the pieces of the puzzle are almost in place. No other surfing event showcases talent from the junior ranks, world tour big names and legends of the sport like the National Final two-day surfing extravaganza.

Surfing Australian CEO Chris Mater said:“ This event is the biggest on our national calendar and there is always a massive buzz leading up to the Final. It’s great that we can showcase the best of the best in Australian Boardrider talent and team spirit, as well as everything Newcastle has to offer as the epic city it is! We can’t wait to see who comes away with the trophy in May and good luck to all who have qualified and our clubs in Victoria yet to do battle.”

For more head over to www.australianboardridersbattle.com

nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series Eight Schedule:

ABB – EVENT 1 – Gold Coast, QLD – August 22, 2020

ABB – EVENT 2 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Sept 5, 2020 

ABB – EVENT 3 – Trigg, WA – Sept 19, 2020

ABB – EVENT 4 – Clifton Beach TAS – Oct 3, 2020

ABB – EVENT 5 – NSW Sth – Kiama, NSW – Nov 21, 2020

ABB – EVENT 6 – NSW Nth – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Nov 28, 2020

ABB – EVENT 7 – NSW Central – North Narrabeen, NSW – Dec 12, 2020

ABB – EVENT 8 – Phillip Island, VIC – Jan 30, 2021

ABB – National Final – Newcastle, NSW – May 15th-16th, 2021

Now in its eighth season, the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is the country’s biggest grassroots boardriders event, involving more than 60 of Australia’s best boardrider clubs and $112,700 in prize money.

Adding to the high stakes at the State qualifying events will be two speciality awards. The Oakley Prizm Performer will be awarded to the standout surfer, while the Surfing Australia Innovation Award ($1000) will be presented to the surfer who performs the most innovative manoeuvre.

Other Awards at the National Final include: 

 Hyundai Electric Air Show – $1000

 Surfing Australia Club Spirit Award – $1500

Woolworths Fresh Wave Award – $500

Hyundai ‘She’s Electric’ Award

Layne Beachley Medal

Wayne Rabbit Batholomew Medal

NOTE: 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. 

The 2020/21 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by nudie, Oakley, Woolworths, Hyundai, Destination NSW, City of Newcastle, ACCIONA 2XP, Surfrider Foundation, mySURFtv and Surfing Australia.

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Surf Connections Podcast https://surfingvic.com/surf-connections-podcast/ Mon, 18 Jan 2021 04:33:53 +0000 https://surfingvic.com/?p=233040
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Victorian Masters Titles and Round 2 of the Victorian Open Surfing Titles postponed on the Mornington Peninsula https://surfingvic.com/victorian-masters-titles-and-round-2-of-the-victorian-open-surfing-titles-postponed-on-the-mornington-peninsula/ Sun, 17 Jan 2021 22:29:07 +0000 https://surfingvic.com/?p=233037 The Victorian Masters Titles and Round 2 of the Victorian Open Titles, both scheduled to be completed on the Mornington Peninsula this weekend, have been postponed as a result of dangerous and unruly conditions. 

After completing Round 1 of the Woolworths Victorian Junior Titles at Gunnamatta over Thursday and Friday in challenging conditions, a large increase in swell combined with a howling south west wind forced a shift in venues to within Western Port Bay for Saturday’s Victorian Masters Titles. The event was initially put on hold and relocated from Shoreham, however even with an incoming tide conditions were deemed too poor to run the event.  

Surfing Victoria’s Competition Director, Cahill Bell-Warren was disappointed in being forced to call the event off. 

“We have worked really hard this weekend to run both events, however the ocean has really worked hard against us” said Bell-Warren. 

“The safety of our competitors and staff is the first and foremost consideration when determining whether we will run the event, and evaluation of both of these aspects put us in a tough position”

“Unfortunately with the horrendous conditions at Gunnamatta, and not enough swell to fill into our permitted venues within Western Port we have been left with no choice than to postpone Saturday’s Victorian Masters Titles and Sunday’s Victorian Open Titles until a later date”. 

“I’d really like to thank the competitors in the Victorian Masters Titles for their cooperation and understanding as we endeavoured to complete the event today. Sometimes, we are left with no options, today was one of those days… Tomorrow looks worse!”

Competitors will receive further information around the rescheduling of both events during the coming week. 

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Mahoney and Huppatz crowned champions at Gunnamatta Beach for finals day of the Woolworths Victorian Junior Titles https://surfingvic.com/mahoney-and-huppatz-crowned-champions-at-gunnamatta-beach-for-finals-day-of-the-woolworths-victorian-junior-titles/ Fri, 15 Jan 2021 04:48:59 +0000 https://surfingvic.com/?p=233034 The Woolworths Victorian Junior Titles resumed at Gunnamatta Beach today for finals day of the first round in the three event series.

Conditions were tricky yet again, with a building swell in the 3-4 foot range and strong onshore winds creating choppy conditions. 

Claiming the win in the Under 18 Girl’s division was Mia Huppatz (Jan Juc), who took advantage of some larger sized sets on the outer banks.

Huppatz posted a combined heat total of 14.13 (out of a possible 20), and left her competition chasing near excellent scores to gain the lead. 

“The conditions were pretty average, but there were a couple of fun ones to be had” said Huppatz

“I managed to get lucky out the back, and find a couple of end sections to hit” she added. 

Finishing in second was Poppy Corbett (Phillip Island) with Ellie Harrison (Barwon Heads) and Minnie Vorrath (Pt Lonsdale) in third and fourth respectively.

Charlie Mahoney (Barwon Heads) snuck away form his competition in the Under 18 Boys, and surfed the back bank  in the Final whilst his competition staying on the inside reforms. He managed to snag a couple of nice waves, and was able to score rides in the excellent range – a 8.67 & 8.90 (out of a possible 10) to claim victory.

“It was big and wild out there” Mahoney said

“I saw a couple fun lefts out the back and decided to head out there” he added. 

Hot on Mahoney’s tail was Ethan Huxtable (Jan Juc), who posted one of the highest scores seen throughout both days of competition – a 9.07 ride. Huxtable pieced together a nice three turn combination, however he wasn’t able to find a backup wave, and was left chasing a 8.51 to get into the lead.

Finishing in third and fourth was Charlie Farrer (Barwon Heads) and Asher Lens (Jan Juc).

Other division winners from finals day of the Woolworths Junior Titles held at Gunnamatta included Jerry Kelly (Barwon Heads, U14 Boys), Willis Droomer (Jan Juc, U16 Boys), Sarsha Panic (Mornington Peninsula, U16 Girls) and Maeve Wilkinson (Inverloch, U14 Girls).

Results:
U18 Girls
1st – Mia Huppatz, 11.43
2nd – Poppy Corbett, 7.04
3rd – Ellie Harrison, 7.0
4th – Minnie Vorrath, 4.60

U18 Boys 
1st – Charlie Mahoney, 17.57
2nd – Ethan Huxtable, 14.27
3rd – Charlie Farrer, 11.70
4th – Asher Lens, 11.10

U16 Girls
1st – Sarsha Panic, 13.76
2nd – Isla Huppatz, 11.16
3rd – Eva Bassed, 10.77
4th – Sara Seuren, 8.50

U16 Boys
1st – Willis Droomer, 14.67
2nd – Jack Bassett, 14
3rd – Isiah Norling, 10.17
4th – Harry Farrer, 6.90

U14 Girls
1st – Maeve Wilkinson, 14.57
2nd – Sara Hickson, 14.36
3rd – Anna Huppatz, 11.50
4th – Sophie Wilkinson, 7.77

U14 Boys
1st – Jerry Kelly, 13.40
2nd – Jarrah Cicero, 12.90
3rd – Jarvis Barrow, 12.50
4th – Joel Bartley, 11.94

For further results visit www.liveheats.com/surfingvictoria

The Woolworths Victorian Junior Titles is supported by Coastalwatch, City to Surf Mobile Café, Ramada Resort Phillip Island and Kieser Australia.

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Woolworths Junior Surfing Titles kicks off at Gunnamatta Beach in tricky conditions https://surfingvic.com/woolworths-junior-surfing-titles-kicks-off-at-gunnamatta-beach-in-tricky-conditions/ Thu, 14 Jan 2021 22:24:41 +0000 https://surfingvic.com/?p=233028 In solid three feet swell the Woolworths Junior Surfing Titles got underway at Gunnamatta Beach. Whilst conditions were tricky, some nice left and right rip bowls were on offer as the banks improved as the day went on.

Taking advantage of the conditions was Charlie Mahoney (Barwon Heads), who posted both a 7 point ride (out of a possible ten) and a 5.67, ending up with a combined heat total of 12.67 (out of a possible 20).

“The conditions were real tricky out there”, Mahoney said. 

“It was hard to find a good one, but if you lucked into one they were quite fun” he added. 

Another standout performer from day 1 was Sara Hickson (Rye), who took out her opening heats.

Hickson ripped into a couple of right handers and managed to get the job done with some solid power surfing. 

Hickson also found the conditions “tricky”, however saw that there was a lot of potential to get good waves and hoped the conditions would be better for tomorrow. 

Surf Coast rising star Anna Huppatz (Jan Juc) was hot on her tail but was left chasing a 7.18 to get into the lead. 

Huppatz managed to find a couple right handers, however was left unable to find a backup in the dying seconds of their Semifinal.

Others standouts from the day included Willis Droomer (Jan Juc), Charlie Farrer (Barwon Heads) and Sarsha Pancic (Blairgowrie).

Finals day will be held tomorrow (Friday 15th Jan), with competitors to check in at Gunamatta Beach at 8:00 for a 8:30 start. 

Heat draws and lives scores can be found at www.surfingvic.com/live across the 2-day event.

The Woolworths Victorian Junior Titles is supported by Coastalwatch, City to Surf Mobile Café, Ramada Resort Phillip Island and Kieser Australia.

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Open and Masters surfers to highlight massive weekend of surfing on the Mornington Peninsula https://surfingvic.com/open-and-masters-surfers-to-highlight-massive-weekend-of-surfing-on-the-mornington-peninsula/ Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:06:46 +0000 https://surfingvic.com/?p=233025 The Mornington Peninsula will this weekend host both the Victorian Masters Titles and the second round of the Victorian Open Series as surf events resume for the 2021 season.
 
Kicking off on Saturday, rivalries from the old days will be revived as the Victorian Masters Titles brings together the pioneers of surfing in the state.
 
With divisions ranging from Over 35 through to Over 60s, competitors are vying for spots in the Victorian Surfing Team set to compete in the Australian Surf Championships later in the year.
 
Surfers to keep an eye on include former World Tour competitor Brad Gerlach (Jan Juc), Adam Leslie (Jan Juc), Michelle Fincher (Phillip Island), Mark Walker (Mornington Peninsula) and Jamie Reichelt (Mornington Peninsula).
 
Continuing the weekend on Sunday will be Round 2 of the Victorian Open Series.
 
The event holds considerable implications as the overall winner is guaranteed a Quarter Final spot in the Rip Curl Pro Trials and a shot at making the main draw of the longest running surfing event in the world.
 
The field is stacked with former Trials winners including Carl Wright (Phillip Island) and Joe van Dijk (Phillip Island) as well as former Australian champions Todd Rosewall (Jan Juc), Ellie Harrison (Barwon Heads), Xavier Huxtable (Jan Juc) and Sage Goldsbury (Phillip Island).

Both days will begin at 8.30am at Gunnamatta. Keep an eye on the Surfing Victoria social pages to updates on location and start times.
 
Heat draws and live scores can be found at www.surfingvic.com/live
 
The event will be held under strict COVID19 restrictions including no non-essential spectators and requesting that competitors leave the competition site once they have finished their heat.
 
COVID19 Risk Management Key Points
– Competitors are to arrive for their heat 20mins before it begins and leave the contest zone no more than 40mins after their heat
– All non-essential spectators are not permitted in the contest zone (boardwalk area)
– Rash vests will be washed after every heat
– Competitors and essential spectators (eg. Parent or Guardian) must check in via a QR code
 
The full COVID19 Risk Management plan can be found on www.surfingvic.com

The Victorian Masters Titles and Victorian Open Series are supported by Surfing Victoria, Kieser Australia, Rock Tape, Coastalwatch, City to Surf Mobile Café and Coastalwatch.

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Woolworths Junior Surfing Titles to kick off new year at Gunnamatta https://surfingvic.com/woolworths-junior-surfing-titles-to-kick-off-new-year-at-gunnamatta/ Tue, 12 Jan 2021 22:28:39 +0000 https://surfingvic.com/?p=233018 The opening round of the 2021 Woolworths Junior Surfing Titles is set to kick off the new year at Gunnamatta this Thursday and Friday.
 
Bringing together the cream of Victorian Junior surfing, the event is the first stop of a three part series that will crown state champions across Under 18, Under 16 and Under 14 divisions in both boys and girls.
 
After a challenging 2020 Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson is looking forward to kicking off the series again in the new year.
 
“I am super excited to see all the top juniors compete again in the series. Unfortunately we were not able to complete last year’s series due to COVID19 Restrictions, however I am looking forward to seeing the improvement across all surfers.”
 
“These events are the pathway to the Australian Junior Titles and are great experience for our surfers at some of the best breaks in Victoria.”
 
“The events have been an incredible stepping stone for our juniors with past champions including current World Tour surfer Nikki van Dijk and former World Tour Surfer Nic Muscroft.”
 
Notable surfers competing at the event including current Australian Champion Ellie Harrison (Barwon Heads), Charlie Farrer (Barwon Heads), Sarsha Pancic (Point Lonsdale), Ethan Huxtable (Jan Juc), Lucas Hickson (Rye) and Willis Droomer (Jan Juc).
 
Surfing Victoria Official Swell Forecaster Coastalwatch.com are forecasting some challenging conditions with onshore winds and an increasing swell across the two day event.
 
Surfing will begin at 8:30am on Thursday with a call being made at Gunnamatta Beach. The event is set to conclude on Friday afternoon. Keep an eye on the Surfing Victoria social media accounts for updates on starting times and locations.
 
Heat draws and lives scores can be found at www.surfingvic.com/live across the 2-day event.
 
The Woolworths Victorian Junior Titles is supported by Coastalwatch, City to Surf Mobile Café, Ramada Resort Phillip Island and Kieser Australia.

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Healthy Boardrider Clubs Set To Benefit From Woolworths Fresh Grant Program https://surfingvic.com/healthy-boardrider-clubs-set-to-benefit-from-woolworths-fresh-grant-program/ Mon, 14 Dec 2020 03:54:29 +0000 https://surfingvic.com/?p=233012 Australian Boardrider Clubs are set to receive a healthy shot of funding through the Woolworths Fresh Grant Program to further support the nurturing a healthy and active lifestyle through surfing.

The ten blocks of $2000 will be granted based upon a club’s formally submitted application putting their best foot forward, providing evidence of junior surfing development through membership and initiative in a healthy and active lifestyle at a grass-roots level.

Woolworths Brand Ambassador and World Surf League (WSL) star Soli Bailey said: “It’s so important kids get the opportunity to be healthy and active. Boardriders Clubs can play a massive role in ensuring this happens with their junior members. If they are doing a great job educating the groms, they put themselves in the running for a big cash injection through the Woolworths Fresh Grant Program.”

Through the application process on Surfing Australia’s website, clubs will be able to show evidence of providing their juniors with the opportunity to surf as part of a boardriders club and what they do as a group to educate and facilitate healthy, active lifestyles in and out of the water.

Woolworths General Manager Community Peter O’Sullivan said: “We’re proud of our long-standing partnership with Surfing Australia and working together to encourage young Australians to live a more active lifestyle centred around fresh food and community sport.

“We’re confident the Woolworths Fresh Food grants will help foster the next wave of young surfers and support Boardrider Clubs’ fantastic efforts to support healthy communities across Australia.”

Surfing Australia’s Participation & Community Manager Board Rider Clubs & Judging Glen Elliott said: “This initiative from Woolworths speaks volumes as to their commitment to keeping kids healthy and active. Good boardrider clubs have always been about healthy eating and living from the beginning but with grants like this now available, our next batch of world champions have an even stronger start to their careers through the boardrider club networks.

“Take Soli Bailey as an example. He’s been a long term member of Bryon Bay Boardriders and clearly knows how to look after himself through a nutritious diet and exercise regime.”

Woolworths is the naming rights partner of Surfing Australia’s junior competitive series the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps, the Woolworths State Title Series across the country and a support partner to the nudie SurfGroms Program.

to apply head over to www.surfingaustralia.com/freshgrant

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Sara Hickson and Harry Farrer claim spot at Woolworths Surfer Grom Comps National Surf Camp https://surfingvic.com/sara-hickson-and-harry-farrer-claim-spot-at-woolworths-surfer-grom-comps-national-surf-camp/ Sun, 13 Dec 2020 08:06:24 +0000 https://surfingvic.com/?p=233006 Sara Hickson (Mornington Peninsula) and Harry Farrer (Barwon Heads) have claimed spot at the three-day Woolworths National Surf Camp with wins today at the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp on the Surf Coast.

Day 2  of the event saw competition moved to Jan Juc due to a lack of swell at the primary location  Torquay. 

The groms took advantage of the 2-foot easterly swell on offer and excellent scores were posted.  

The Under 14 Boy’s division saw Harry Farrer (Barwon Heads) take the win, posting a combined heat total of 13.67 (out of a possible 20).

“It was tricky” said Farrer. 

“I managed to get a couple out there. Im just stoked to win and looking forward to heading to the 3-day camp” he added.  

Left hot on Farrer’s tail was Taj McPhee (Ocean Grove), who ripped into a couple nice rights, but fell short with a combined heat total of 12.50 (out of a possible 20). 

Sara Hickson (Mornington Peninsula) managed to sneak away victorious in the Under 14 Girl’s division with a slender lead of 0.16. Hickson posted a near excellent score (7.33 out of a possible ten) on her way to a heat total of 11.50.

“It was fun out there” Hickson said.

“These events are so fun because we get to surf with all of our friends!”

Not far behind Hickson was Isla Huppatz (Jan Juc), who posted a 7.77 (out of a possible ten), however was unable to find a score of 3.74 to snatch the lead.  

Kai Colemen (Under 10 Boy’s division) posted the highest individual wave score throughout the two days of competition – a perfect ten (out of a possible ten). Coleman was rewarded the Pics Peanut Butter Star Performer Award for the clinic of which he put on throughout his first Round 1 heat.  

Both Harry Farrer and Anna Huppatz (Jan Juc) walked away with the Woolworths Fresh Wave Award, and joining them was Isla Huppatz (Jan Juc) , who was crowned as the other Pics Peanut Butter Star Performer.  

Results:
U14 Girls

1st – Sara Hickson, 11.50
2nd – Isla Huppatz, 11.34
3rd – Sophie Wilkinson, 5/83
4th – Sonia Seuren, 4.23

U14 Boys
1st – Harry Farrer, 13/67
2nd – Taj McPhee, 12.50
3rd – Max Bassett, 9.10
4th – Nalu Belyea, 7.80

U12 Girls
1st – Anna Huppatz, 11.87
2nd – Lillian Bassed, 8.93
3rd – Dune Pruvot, 5.47
4th – Chloe Muscroft, 3/77

U12 Boys
1st – Jarvis Barrow, 12.16
2nd – Duke Orr, 11.47
3rd – Remy Filer, 7.77
4th – Cove McPhee, 3.20

U10 Girls (Round Robin format)
1st – Elsie Chapman
2nd – Scarlett Rennie
3rd – Charlotte Edwards
4th – Anise Pruvot
5th – Estella Carbonelli

U10 Boys
1st – Kai Coleman, 13.84
2nd – Angus Kennedy, 5.54
3rd – Tully Gordon, 3.84
4th – Dusty Rayner, 3.34

U8 Mixed (Round Robin)
1st – Max Murray
2nd – Harry Miller
3rd – Charlotte Edwards
4th – Edie Wouters
5th – Bodhi McPhee

Final results for the event can be found via www.surfingvic.com/live 

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, 2 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. 

The event will be held under strict COVID19 restrictions including no non-essential spectators and requesting that competitors leave the competition site once they have finished their heat. 

COVID19 Risk Management Key Points 

– Competitors are to arrive for their heat 20mins before it begins and leave the contest zone no more than 40mins after their heat 

– All non-essential spectators are not permitted in the contest zone (boardwalk area) 

– Rash vests will be washed after every heat 

– Competitors and essential spectators (eg. Parent or Guardian) must check in via a QR code 

 The full COVID19 Risk Management plan can be found on www.surfingvic.com  
 
2020/2021 Woolworth’s Surfer Groms Comps: 

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 

The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps is proudly supported by Woolworths, Pic’s Peanut Butter, 2XP and Surfing Victoria. 
  
NOTE: 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. 

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Groms take advantage of tricky conditions at Torquay https://surfingvic.com/groms-take-advantage-of-tricky-conditions-at-torquay/ Sat, 12 Dec 2020 05:06:00 +0000 https://surfingvic.com/?p=233009 The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp has kicked off with a massive day of surfing at Torquay (Victoria) today. 

In windy 2–3-foot conditions, the best U12 groms from across the state competed in the national series.  

Remy Filer (Jan Juc) put on a clinic throughout his opening U12’s heat, posting both a 6.87 and 7.57 (out of a possible ten).  

“It was tricky out there” Said Filer 

“But I managed to find a couple” he added.  

Another stand out performer from day one of competition was Liliian Bassed (Sandy Point).  

Posting a combined heat total of 12.33 (out of a possible 20), Bassed managed to negotiate the tricky conditions, and put a couple of nice right handers together to get the job done.  

Regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of young Australian surfers, the 10-event Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp 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, 2 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. 

Competition will resume tomorrow at 7.30am at Torquay.  Heat Draw and schedule for the event can be found via www.surfingvic.com/live 
 

The event will be held under strict COVID19 restrictions including no non-essential spectators and requesting that competitors leave the competition site once they have finished their heat. 

COVID19 Risk Management Key Points 

– Competitors are to arrive for their heat 20mins before it begins and leave the contest zone no more than 40mins after their heat 

– All non-essential spectators are not permitted in the contest zone (boardwalk area) 

– Rash vests will be washed after every heat 

– Competitors and essential spectators (eg. Parent or Guardian) must check in via a QR code 
 

The full COVID19 Risk Management plan can be found on www.surfingvic.com  
 
2020/2021 Woolworth’s Surfer Groms Comps

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 

 
The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps is proudly supported by Woolworths, Pic’s Peanut Butter, 2XP and Surfing Victoria. 
  
NOTE: 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.

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