CASUARINA/NSW (Sunday, December 19th, 2021): The 2021 Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps National Final has been run and won at Cabarita on the Tweed Coast after Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre (HPC) hosted the cream of the crop in the Under 14 Girls and Boys divisions over three days of training and competition.
Whilst a wind change from the north overnight made for challenging conditions, the group of Australia’s best young groms made the most of 1-2ft mushy waves to put on a show for the judges at Cabarita Beach.
Ruby Trew looked every bit the contender in the Girls Division from the first hooter on finals day and proved that point by taking out the final with a 10.44 point heat total with a combination of great wave selection and solid execution of manoeuvres.
Kash Brown took out the Boys Division for the second time in two years. After a slow start to the final, Brown delivered when it counted with an impressive display of power and flow despite the lack of push provided by the ocean. His heat total of 13.33 points was the highest of the day.
“I’d just like to thank Woolworths and Surfing Australia for getting us all here at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre and the boys in the final. We’ve had a lot of fun and learnt a lot,” said Brown.
GIRLS FINAL PLACINGS
1st Ruby Trew 10.44 points
2nd Rosie Richardson 8.87 points
3rd Lucy Darragh 8.70 points
4th Charli Hately 5.70 points
BOYS FINAL PLACINGS
1st Kash Brown 13.33 points
2nd Darcy Dwyer 9.23 points
3rd Hunter Andersson 8.67 points
4th – Ben Zanatta Creagh 8.17 points
The respective winners of the Under 14 Boys’ and Girls’ divisions from each event attended the 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 HPC).
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 was held in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia over summer.
For the South Australian, Victorian and Tasmanian events, the Woolworths Surf Camp prize was awarded to the highest place Under-14 Boy and Girl who reside in that respective State.
Each division of the 2021 Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps has been added to the 2021 Surfing Australia National Junior Rankings with each event rated at 5500pts for first place with points descending respectively. A result at this event will contribute to a competitor’s overall National Junior Ranking.
COUNTING RESULTS PER DIVISION (National Junior Rankings):
– 14’S (JNR BOYS & GIRLS) BEST 3 RESULTS
– 12’S (JNR BOYS & GIRLS) BEST 3 RESULTS
– 10’S (JNR BOYS & GIRLS) BEST 2 RESULTS
– 8’S (JNR BOYS & GIRLS) BEST 2 RESULTS
The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps is proudly supported by Woolworths, Pic’s Peanut Butter and 2XP.
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.