Torquay, Victoria (Friday 13th October, 2023): The next generation of surfing stars is set for a massive weekend at Torquay with the fifth stop of the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp set to land on Wadawurrung Country.
Attracting over 50 surfers from across Victoria, the events are a fun and friendly introduction to surfing with divisions from under 8 parent-assist all the way to the under 14 boys and girls divisions.
Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson is excited to see the next generation of surfers on show this weekend.
“This event is a fantastic introduction to surfing competition and a key part of our surfing development pathway” said Robertson.
“It is all about having fun, meeting new people and surfing some great waves. Im looking forward to seeing all of the new surfers coming through and having an epic weekend.”
Improving conditions are expected across the weekend with an increasing groundswell and offshore winds decreasing through Sunday.
Competition will begin at 7.30am at Torquay Point on Saturday with the Under 14 Boys Round 1.
Schedule and live scoring can be found at 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, 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.