Wahu surfers back for HPC camps
The first of two Wahu Surf Camps – one for boys and another for girls – starts at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre in Coolangatta tomorrow.
Eighteen junior surfers, who won the under-14 divisions during the Wahu Surfer Groms Comps presented by Woolworths held across Australia in summer, will enjoy an all-expenses paid training programme at 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 under-14 boy and girl who reside in that state.
Surfers at the girls' camp (March 20-22) include Carly Shanahan, Charlie Hurst, Lily MacDonald, Jasmine Riggs, Sage Goldsbury, Imogen Elliot, Ellia Smith, Raya Campbell and Coral Durant. At the boys’ camp, which runs from tomorrow until March 17, are Joel Vaughan, Jarvis Earle, Axel Rose-Curotta, Grayson Hinrichs, Willis Droomer, Ruka Taite, Archer Curtis, Marlon Harrison and Jay Robinson.
The aspiring young athletes will be put through their paces with a combination of surfing and video analysis, competition strategies and strength and gymnastic training. the nine-event Wahu Surfer Groms competitions caters for surfers from 8-13 and 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.
Pictured: Last year's Wahu Surfer Groms girls' camp at the HPC (Picture Surfing Australia/Nikon - www.mynikonlife.com.au)