Wahu Surfer Groms Comp Shines Despite Wild Queensland Weather

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Wahu Surfer Groms Comp Shines Despite Wild Queensland Weather

Wahu Surfer Groms Comp Shines Despite Wild Queensland Weather

THE Sunshine Coast lived up to its name today with the wild Queensland weather subsiding
long enough to complete the 2011 Sunshine Coast Wahu Surfer Groms Comp.

Rain, wind and 2m wild seas at Alexandra Headland couldn’t stop Burleigh Heads super styler Luke Hynd who dominated the blue ribbon U/15 Boys

division.

Avenging his loss in last month’s decider on the Gold Coast, Hynd scored an unbeatable 9.43 (out of a possible 10) to shut out his rivals in

empathic style.

In a reduced ten minute final, Surfing Queensland’s expert panel of judges were looking for competitors’ single best wave score, rather than the

traditional scoring system of counting surfers’ best two scoring rides.

Hynd’s near-perfect 9.43 ride proved too strong for Nic Doran (Caloundra, Qld – 6.50), Nick Callister (Noosaville, Qld – 6.17) and Sheldon Simkus

(Snapper Rocks, Qld – 3.50) who finished second to fourth respectively. 

“It was good to get a win after making a few finals including last month’s Gold Coast Wahu Surfer Groms Comp,” said Hynd.

“The conditions suited me out there today and it was good to get a break in the weather and finish the competition,” he said.

In the feel good story of the day, Noosaville’s Nick Callister was out to back up his win in the U/15 Boys division at last month’s Gold Coast Wahu

Surfer Groms Comp, despite competing with a broken arm.

Callister’s heroics to finish third in his final earned praise from his fellow competitors and spectators alike and ensured a healthy rivalry is

blossoming between fellow goofy-footer (right foot forward stance) and today’s event champion Luke Hynd.

Meanwhile, flying the flag for the local Sunshine Coast contingent, Quinn Bruce (Sunrise Beach, Qld) continued his run of good form bagging the U/13

Boys division.

Bruce showed no fear in the large swell, securing a flawless 9.67 (out of a possible 10), trumping Reef Haezlewood (Moffat Beach, Qld – 6.83), Luke

Condon (Lennox Head, NSW – 5.03) and Aaron Kelly (Sunshine Beach, Qld – 3.10) who finished second to fourth respectively.

See below for a full list of today’s winners:

Wahu Surfer Groms Comp Champions

U/15 Boys – Luke Hynd (Burleigh Heads, Qld) 

U/15 Girls – Kiani Dobbyn (Palm Beach, Qld)

U/13 Boys – Quinn Bruce (Sunrise Beach, Qld)

U/13 Girls – Kiani Dobbyn (Palm Beach, Qld)

U/11 Boys – Kyuss King (Byron Bay, NSW)

U/11 Girls – Alyssa Lock (Tweed Heads, NSW)
 
U/9 mixed (parent assist) – Josh Grange (Burleigh Heads, Qld)

While there is some serious competition planned, the main objective of the series is to get Queensland kids active and having fun.

The Wahu Surfer Groms Comps is proudly supported by Wahu, Surfing Australia and Surfing Queensland.

Stay tuned to www.surfingqueensland.com for news, photos and results relating to the event.

About Wahu:

Established in 1999 by Brisbane based company Britz Marketing Australasia, Wahu is now in its 11th year of production. Synonymous with beaches
across Aus, Wahu’s product range and brand awareness expands every year with products being sold all over the globe including; South Africa, France,
Canada, England, Hong Kong, America and NZ. Our commitment has been the same since we began; to create quality products that promote healthy outdoor
activities for kids and adults alike. Our ongoing commitment is to support Australian organisations and events who promote the same view.

For more information visit www.wahu.com.au

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