Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp wraps up with a bang at Cronulla.

Published on 19/10/2020

CRONULLA BEACH,  SYDNEY (Saturday, 17 October 2020): The final day of the final NSW based Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps pres. by Pic’s Peanut Butter for 2020 wrapped up at Cronulla today with competitors being greeted by playful two-foot peaks.

In what was his final Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps pres. by Pic’s Peanut Butter competition, Fletcher Kelleher (Freshwater) finished with a huge win over local competitor Kash Brown (Cronulla) in the Under-14 Boys. Kelleher saved his best performance for last, nailing a gigantic 18.50 two-wave heat total to take a convincing win in the final. Kelleher’s scoreline consisted of two near-perfect scores in excess of 9.00 that allowed the talented goofy-footer to gain the upper hand and claim the victory.

Following a similar trajectory to Kelleher, fellow North Steyne Boardriders Club member Ruby Trew (Curl Curl) claimed an impressive victory in the Under-14 Girls. Trew notched up a solid 16.07 two-wave total to take the win, thanks to a series of impressive snaps and carves.

Rene Galloway (Newport) ensured another title would be heading north of the Sydney Harbour bridge, taking out the Under-12 Boys division. Galloway posted a decent 15.33 two-wave heat total and showed he’d be a name to look out for when the series returned in 2021.

The Under-12 and Under-10 Girls division were taken out by surfers from the Kiama region with Lani Cairncross (Kiama) and Kendall Payne (Gerringong) claiming each respective division with impressive scores across dual finals.

Locana Cullen (Avalon) claimed his second Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp event for 2020, taking out the Under-10 Boys. The northern beaches surfer put on a stellar performance against day one standout Jaggar Phillips (Maroubra) to take a win with a respectable 13.93 total.

The elite 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 were in the event.

Surfing NSW requires all competitors to complete a Covid-19 survey on your health status and where they have been 14-days prior to competition.

Regarded as one of the major steppingstones 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.

Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps pres. by Pic’s Peanut Butter 2020 Series Schedule:
EVENT 1 – Kiama, NSW – Sept 5 – 6, 2020
EVENT 2 – Northern Beaches, NSW – Sept 12 – 13, 2020
EVENT 3 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Sept 26 – 27, 2020
EVENT 4 – Cronulla, NSW – Oct 17 – 18, 2020
EVENT 5 – Torquay, VIC – Oct 24 – 25, 2020
EVENT 6 – Clifton Beach, TAS – Oct 31, 2020
EVENT 7 – Trigg, WA – Nov 7 – 8, 2020
EVENT 8 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Nov 14, 2020
EVENT 9 – Gold Coast, QLD – Nov 21 – 22, 2020
EVENT 10 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Dec 12 – 13, 2020
National Final – Surfing Australia HPC, Casuarina QLD – Dec 18 – 20, 2020 – Entry by qualification.

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.

RESULTS:
U8 Mixed
1. Ollie Croft (Woolooware)
2. Nixon Clark (Bronte)
3. Sage Lewis (Kurnell)
4. Reko Moltzen (Boomerang)

U10 Girls
1. Kendall Payne (Gerringong)
2. Malia Simon (Port Kembla)
3. Ally Folsom (Coogee)
4. Jaime Paipa (Cronulla)

U10 Boys
1. Locana Cullen (Avalon)
2. Jaggar Phillips (Maroubra)
3. Cruz Air (Thirroul)
4. Kaoni Aguiar (Avalon)

U12 Girls
1. Lani Caincross (Kiama)
2. Evie Fisher (Gymea Bay)
3. Alice Hodgson (Kiama Downs)
4. Mia MacMahon (Norah Head)

U12 Boys
1. Rene Galloway (Newport)
2. Sullivan Tucker (Freshwater)
3. Taj Air (Thirroul)
4. Tom Mackay (Bondi)

U14 Girls
1. Ruby Trew (Curl Curl)
2. Milla Brown (Bilgola)
3. Grace Gosby (Caringbah)
4. Kyla Renes (Caves Beach)

U14 Boys
1. Fletcher Kelleher (Freshwater)
2. Kash Brown (Cronulla)
3. Joshua Marsh (Barrack Point)
4. Sol Gruendling (Queenscliff)

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