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18 grom comp winners treated to all-expenses paid training

Coral Durant On Her Backhand During The Girls Camp.  Image Credit: Surfing Australia
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Coral Durant, Joel Vaughan, Jarvis Earle, Axel Rose-Curotta, Grayson Hinrichs, Willis Droomer, Ruka Taite, Archer Curtis, Marlon Harrison and Jay Robinson among the lucky

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 March, 2017 - The latest edition of the Wahu Surfer Groms Comps enjoyed two events recently at the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre.

Eighteen junior surfers, who won the Under 14 divisions during the Wahu Surfer Groms Comps presented by Woolworths held across Australia in summer, have been enjoying an all-expenses paid training program at respective boys' and girls' camps at the HPC. For the South Australian and Victorian events, the Wahu Surf Camp prize was awarded to the highest placed U14 Boy & Girl who reside in that respective State.  

The surfers at the boys' camp included: Joel Vaughan, Jarvis Earle, Axel Rose-Curotta,Grayson Hinrichs,Willis Droomer,Ruka Taite, Archer Curtis, Marlon Harrison and Jay Robinson.

Axel Rose-Curotta (Freshwater, NSW) was judged the best and fairest male surfer at the boys’ Wahu Surf Camp and took home the Woolworths Fresh Wave Award.

The surfers at the girls' camp, which wrapped up late last week included: Carly Shanahan, Charlie Hurst, Lily MacDonald, Jasmine Riggs, Sage Goldsbury, Imogen Elliot, Ellia Smith, Raya Campbell and Coral Durant.

Coral Durant (The Bluff, WA) was judged the best and fairest female surfer at the girls’ Wahu Surf Camp and took home the Woolworths Fresh Wave Award.

During each camp, the aspiring young athletes were put through their paces with a combination of surfing and video analysis, competition strategies and strength and gymnastic training. 

Regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of young Australian surfers, the 9-event Wahu Surfer Groms Comps presented by Woolworths caters for surfers from Under 8 to Under 14 and was held in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania over summer. The Under 8 was a mixed division with parent assists, while competition was held in both boys and girls in the Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14 divisions.

The Wahu Surfer Groms Comps presented by Woolworths have helped to launch the careers of many of Australia's most promising junior surfers with more than 700 children taking part in the 2016/17 event series. 

Adding to the high stakes was the Woolworths Fresh Wave Awards, presented to the best and fairest male and female surfers from each camp. The recipients will have a high degree of sportsmanship and exhibit future surfing potential and will be awarded a $250 Woolworths voucher each.

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