Groms take advantage of tricky conditions at Torquay

Published on 12/12/2020

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 

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  
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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