WAHU SURFER GROM COMP GOES OFF DOWN UNDER AFTER MASSIVE WEEKEND OF JUNIOR SURFING

24 Jan 2011 0 Share

It seems that whilst half of South Australia today watched the Tour Down Under the other half packed the beach for the final day of the Wahu Surfer Groms Comp at Moana Beach, South Australia.

The South Australian leg of the national WAHU surfer Grom competition saw the young surfers go ballistic ripping apart the 1-2 feet glassy waves and making the most of the perfect summers day.  The penultimate rounds of surfing were the focus of the day for most of the young competitors. Hannah Maddison Tennnant followed up yesterdays great day of surfing  by taking out both the U11 and U13 girls finals with scores of 16.16 and 11.77 respectively.

Great performances by the young surfers of the under nines division, not only pleased all those who attended but showed how much enjoyment can be sought out of surfing. Under nine mixed final winner Jai Phillips, with a total score of 13.32, surfed with the flow of a professional surfer in the making.

When asked about the his highlight for the competition Jai modestly said that, “surfing in the final was really good”.

With that being Jai’s first ever surfing competition surfing in a final would most certainly be a great experience.

One of the most anticipated finals of the day, the under 15 boys/girls did not disappoint. The winner Sam Davis with a score of 12.33 surfed with great maturity and was also a star in the classic catch beach games.

The two days were packed with action for the youngsters who made the most of the Wahu beach games in between the surfing heats.

The highlight game for most of the kids was ‘crumbed cutlet,’ which involved a mandatory marinade in the ocean followed by a crumbing of sand in front of the judge’s tent. The grommet which could crumb
themselves the most was crowned the eventual winner.

Yani Ewen who competed in the under 13 boys division was adamant he would be returning to compete in next years Wahu surfer comp. Yani and five other grommets were also a part of the Indigenous surfer program which ran in conjunction with the Wahu competition. The surfing displayed by these young kids was incredible and they will all be ones to watch in the future for South Australian surfing.

Surfing South Australia would like the thanks all of the 70 wonderful grommets, their parents and Wahu for making such a great event possible.

Contest Director Tim Doman was wrapped with the last day of the Wahu Surfers Grom Comp

“It was great to see so many of South Australia’s youngest surfers turn out of what was a fantastic event” said Tim.

“Next year we are hoping for a bigger and even better event hoping to get over one hundred young grommets involved”.

The Wahu Surfer Grom competition will be held again next year for all those keen grommets under the age of 15.

For further information about the 2011 Surfing South Australia events calendar stay tuned to  www.surfingsouthaustralia.com.au.

FULL RESULTS BELOW

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Surfing South Australia Media Manager:  Tim Doman, 0438 385 280 at tim@surfingsouthaustralia.com.au

2010/11 Event Details:

Event 1 – November 6-7, 2010 – Trigg Point, WA
Event 2 – November 13-14, 2010 – Ocean Grove, VIC
Event 3 – November 20-21, 2010 – Newcastle, NSW
Event 4 – December 4-5, 2010 – Curl Curl, NSW
Event 5 – December 11-12, 2010 – Gold Coast, QLD
Event 6 – December 18-19, 2010 – Cronulla, NSW
Event 7 – January 11-12, 2011 – Sunshine Coast, QLD
Event 8 – January 22-23, 2011 – Moana Beach, SA

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.

2011 WAHU SURFER GROMS COMP RESULTS

Under 15 Boys 

1st)   Sam Davis   (North Adelaide)
2nd)  Lachlan Schultz  (West Beach)
3rd) Alfred Churchill  (Millaton)
4th)  Nathan Dennis (Port Elliot)
5th) Kyle Rigney  

Under 15 Girls

1st) Jessica Heyer (Nairne)

Under 13 Boys

1st)  Jarryd Cooper
2nd)  Alec Mascolo (Henley Beach)
3rd) Nathan Dennis (Port Elliot)
4th) Cooper Saunders (Seaford)

Under 13 Girls
 
1st) Hannah Maddison Tennant (Aldinga Beach)
2nd) Maddison Turley (Port Elliot)
3rd) Maddy Warner (Port Elliot)
4th) Molly Neville (Goolwa)
5th) Ella Smith    (Port Elliot)

Under 11 Boys

1st)    Sebastian Green (West Beach)
2nd)  Alexander Parker (Moana)
3rd)  Wayne Mason
4th)  Michael Ewen

Under 11 Girls

1st) Hannah Maddison Tennant (Aldinga Beach)
2nd) Sophie Heath
3rd) Jordan Kotowski (Seaford)
4th)  Olivia Crowe (Maslin Beach)
5th) Zu zu Garcia
 
Under 9 Boys and Girls

1st)    Jai Philip  (Henley Beach)
2nd)  Harry Green (West Beach)
3rd)   Taylor Bradley (Seaford)
4th)   Aston Woods  (Seaford)

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