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Six groms get special VIP access to the Quik Pro Gold Coast

Weet-Bix SurfGrom Julian McKay getting a wave.
Weet-Bix SurfGrom Julian McKay getting a wave © Surfing Australia / Nikon






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SurfGroms program gives access to WSL CT Quiksilver & Roxy events

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 March, 2017 - Six Weet-Bix SurfGroms will be special VIP guests to the Gold Coast this month where they will get a chance to meet and surf with some of world’s top surfers at Snapper Rocks. Quiksilver and Roxy are a proud partner of the Weet-Bix SurfGroms program and will give the kids an experience dreams are made of.

Sari Bridgemen, one of the six winners, spoke about her experience in the Weet-Bix SurfGroms program and who she wants with her on the day.

“I've been trying really hard at Weet-Bix SurfGroms but I got stuck with all boys in my lessons, but I still loved it. I hope my Mum comes with me to the Gold Coast. I think Dad would be ok with that, maybe he can see me on TV and he could stay home with my brothers & wrestle,” Sari said.

“Thank you so much for choosing my photo, I really appreciate it and I'm really excited.”

Weet-Bix SurfGroms is the world-first national junior surfing program which offers 5-12 year olds an opportunity to develop strong ocean awareness and beach safety skills, while also developing a proficiency in surfing.

More than 55,000 children across Australia have enjoyed the program since it started in October, 2011. Every registered participant had a chance to win a ‘money can’t buy’ trip by providing a photo of themselves enjoying the program through the Nikon Key Mission competition.

The six winners are:

Christopher McKay, 6yrs old – Surfing Services (QLD)

Julian McKay, 8 yrs old – Surfing Services (QLD)

Sari Bridgemen, 9 yrs old – Port Stephens Surf School (NSW)

Summer Robertson, 9yrs old – Go Ride A Wave (VIC)

Jesse Robertson, 8 yrs old – Go Ride A Wave (VIC)

Khai Cowley, 8yrs old – Surf & Sun (SA)

The prize includes: flights and transfers to Coolangatta Airport for one child and one adult; one night’s accommodation at Coolangatta for one child and one adult, Weet-Bix pack, Quiksilver or Roxy merchandise pack, exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Snapper Rocks event site and and a Nikon Key Mission 170 camera to capture all the fun with, not to mention the opportunity to meet and surf with some Quiksilver and Roxy surfing ambassadors. 

Weet-Bix SurfGroms programs are continuing through the Surfing Australia Surf Schools Network of 78 delivery centres around the country. Parents can still register their children through the website –

Blainey Woodham

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