Shaping The Future Of Young Australian Surfers
Throughout the 2015/16 summer, and in partnership with Surfing Australia, Wahu has been working directly with Australia's best and brightest on the surfing scene. Holding a series of surf comps and two surf camps, we have been amazed at the calibre of talent young Aussie groms have to offer!
Wahu Surf Comps
The Wahu Surfer Groms Comps are "regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of young Australian surfers." Comprised of 10 events, there are divisions ranging from under 8 to under 14. Groms converge on beaches all around Australia during summer to compete. Many of Australia's up and coming junior surfers start as Wahu Groms, with the 10 events in total drawing around 800 competitors.
Gold Coast Groms Comp
Wahu Surf Camps
Every year, 20 winners from the Surfer Groms Comps enjoy an all-expenses paid training program at the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre (HPC). This March, 10 boys and 10 girls were put through their paces with activies that included intensive surfing and video analysis, strength training, gymnastics and learning various competition strategies.
Hurley HPC, Casuarina Beach NSW
Girls Camp: March 9-11 2016
The girls' camp attendees were: Cedar Leigh-Jones, Nyxie Ryan, Elle Clayton-Brown, Emma Catlin, Zahli Kelly, Charli Hurst, Raya Campbell, Arabella Wilson, Lily McDonald and Dimity Payne.
Boys Camp: March 14-16 2016
The boys camp attendees were: Finn Hill, Lennox Chell, George Pittar, Josh Stanton, Xavier Huxtable, Jamie Thomson, Taj Stokes, Ethan Huxtable, Forrest Finlay and Harrison Green.
We can't believe that the Wahu Groms Comps and Camps are over - the 2015/16 season was surely a great one! Keep your eyes peeled for reigstrations for the 2016/17 season opening later this year. Make sure you subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to hear about everything groms-related!