The opening Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu for 2017/2018 wrapped up on the weekend in massive surf at Collaroy Beach.
Koda Killorn surfed brilliantly to take out the Under-14 Boys division. Killorn opted to suss of the rarer left handers that were on offer over the course of the semis and final to gain the upper hand against a blistering field, posting an impressive 14.44 heat total (out of a possible 20 points). As a result, Koda received an invite into to attend an all-expenses paid, three-day Woolworths Surf Camp at the Hurley Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre (HPC). Congrats Koda.
1 – Koda Killorn (Maroubra)
2 – Luke Dujic (Avalon)
3 – Taj Simon (Port Kembla)
4 – Nate Hopkins (Noraville)
In the Under-12 Boys division young Jake Feher was super impressive finishing 3rd overall. A great achievement given he is still only 10 years old. Jake also pocketed $250 after winning the Woolworths Best and Fairest Fresh wave award. Yes Jakey.
Congratulations to young Jake Feher for taking out the Under-8 Mixed division over the weekend. In small perfect waves at Wanda Jake hooked into several lefthanders, which allowed him to notch up at 11.16 heat total (out of a possible 20 points). As a result he managed to get the jump on Koby Jackson (Tabourie Lake) who claimed the runner-up spot. Well done Jake.
In the U/12 Boys Grayson Hinrichs took on high flying super groms Kobi Clements (Narrabeen) and Joel Vaughan (Bateau Bay) in the final. In a hard fought Final it was Vaughan who managed to get the edge thanks to a sneaky 4.2 wave score with Grayson coming in 2nd. A great result for Grayson and no this will give him confidence to mix it with the best groms from around the state. Also Well Done to Koda Killorn for making it through to the Semi’s. Unfortunately he was pitted against Grayson and a few other hotties in Semi #1 and got a 3rd.
Tye Koolis also competed in the Under-14 Boys event and after winning both his Round 1 and Round 2 heats was seeded No3 in the Quarters. Unfortunately for Tye his epic run came to a halt in the 2nd last heat of the day narrowly being edged out by Fin McLauren. Never the less an great result and a great confidence builder for the upcoming grom events over the summer.