CASUARINA/NSW (August 16th, 2021): The 2021 Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps National Series will get underway from September 18th in Kiama, New South Wales.
The event series will cover the country across ten events culminating in an epic National Final at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre (HPC) across the weekend of December 17th through 19th.
Approximately eighty competitors are expected to enter each stop in the series (with approximately fifty competitors expected in South Australia and Tasmania), which will see some of the nation’s future champions competing for top honours.
Woolworths Head of Community & Sponsorships Sarah De La Mare said “We take great pride in supporting junior surfing across Australia, especially since there is a natural connection between fresh food and athletes performing at their best.
“We’re excited to help create the next generation of Aussie surfing champions and can’t wait to see the fresh talent in this season’s Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps.”
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.
Surfing Australia CEO Chris Mater said: “The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps series is a crucial part of Surfing Australia’s event schedule and a great way for expiring junior surfers to compete against the rest of the country’s best talent.
“We are stoked to have Woolworths back on board to support fresh talent and I can’t wait to see the latest batch of super grom come through the ranks.”
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.
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
Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps 2021 Series Schedule & entry opening dates:
EVENT 1 – Kiama, NSW – Sept 18 -19, 2021
*Entries open Aug 16 at 5pm – NSW local time*
EVENT 2 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Sept 25 – 26, 2021
*Entries open Aug 17 at 5pm – NSW local time*
EVENT 3 – Torquay, VIC – Oct 2 – 3, 2021
*Entries open Aug 18 at 5pm – VIC local time*
EVENT 4 – Northern Beaches, NSW – Oct 9 – 10, 2021
*Entries open Aug 19 at 5 pm – NSW local time*
September Opening Dates:
EVENT 5 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Oct 16, 2021
*Entries open Sept 6 at 5pm – SA local time*
EVENT 6 – Clifton Beach, TAS – Oct 30, 2021
*Entries open Sept 7 at 5pm – TAS local time*
EVENT 7 – Cronulla, NSW – Nov 6 – 7, 2021
*Entries open Sept 8 at 5pm – NSW local time*
October Opening Dates:
EVENT 8 – Trigg, WA – Nov 13 – 14, 2021
*Entries open Oct 4 at 5pm – WA local time*
EVENT 9 – Gold Coast, QLD – Nov 20 – 21, 2021
*Entries open Oct 5 at 5pm – QLD local time*
EVENT 10 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Dec 11 – 12, 2021
*Entries open Oct 7 at 5pm – QLD local time*
Entry by Qualification/invitation – Only applicable for U14 Boy & Girl winners of all events;
National Final – Surfing Australia HPC, Casuarina QLD – Dec 17 – 19, 2021
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.