Event nine of the 2020 Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp Series pres. by Pic’s Peanut Butter will call the Surf Coast home this weekend.
The junior event will see male and female surfers competing in four different age divisions, starting at Under-8’s right through to the Under-14’s.
Close to 80 competitors are expected to participate across the divisions including Archy Wallace (Torquay), Taj McPhee (Barwon Heads), Sara Hickson (Mornington Peninsula), Sarah and Sonia Seuren (Inverloch).
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.
Heat Draws for the event are now live via www.surfingvic.com/live
First heat will hit the water at 7.30am starting with the Under 14 Boys Round 1.
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.
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.