Billabong Oz Grom Cup
Park Beach, Coffs Harbour, Australia
18 - 22 April, 2017
Event standout Dakoda Walters posted the third perfect ten-point ride of the competition
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 April, 2017 - The epic run of swell continued today at the Billabong Oz Grom Cup presented by Flight Centre as competitors fought tooth-and-nail to make into the final day of competition.
Event standout Dakoda Walters (Angourie, NSW) posted the third perfect ten-point ride of the competition, successfully threading one of the best tubes seen all event in the 16-and-Under Boys. Walters threaded the tricky beachbreak barrel, entering from behind the curtain and exiting over a heaving section to post the score and edge closer to tomorrow’s final rounds.
Local surfer Taj Watson (Coffs Harbour, NSW) and Central Coast native Harry Carpenter (Wamberal, NSW) both showed they’d be major threats heading in the 16-and-Under Boys semi-finals posting heat totals in excess of 17.00 points. Both surfers relied on their backhand to generate the two-wave totals and book themselves a spot into the final day of competition.
Jordy Halford (Currumbin Waters, Qld) put on one of the most dominant displays of surfing seen across the Girls divisions, posting a near perfect 9.9 wave score in her 10-and-Under Girls semi-finals. Halford linked together a chain one of the most impressive manoeuvres seen all event to notch up the highest individual wave score seen across all of the Girls divisions and cemented her position into the final where she’ll meet Tiana Darragh (Malabar, NSW), Shyla Short (Austinmer, NSW) and Ruby Barber (Noosa Heads, Qld).
The event will wrap up on tomorrow.
The Billabong Oz Grom Cup presented by Flight Centre will commence each day at 7:00 am with the call for the day's schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:20 am. The event hotline number is 0458 247 212 which will leave a voice recorded message each morning of the event.
The prestigious five-day event – now in its fourth year – will run from the 18th – 22nd April and is catering for over 200 competitors in nine different divisions.
Former champions include current World Junior Champion Macy Callaghan who claimed her respective division in the event's inaugural year. Since then the event has been won by a range of Australia’s best and most promising junior surfers.