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Posted by: Wahu on 07/31/2017

Woollies, Wahu help groms ride waves

Woollies, Wahu help groms ride waves

An expanded ten-event series for junior surfers will boost the opportunities for surfer groms, Surfing Australia reports.

The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu will continue to support and nurture Australian surfing’s future champions as the supermarket chain expands its commitment to the sport.

Under the new partnership, Woolworths will be the driving force behind Surfing Australia’s junior surfing pathway, with the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu Series to play a vital role.

Regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of young Australian surfers, Groms Comps presented by Wahu caters for surfers from under eight to under 14 and will be held in all states but NT over summer, returning to Tasmania this year.

Says Surfing Australia chief executive, Andrew Stark, “This is an important event series as a part of our national sport development pathway. We welcome Woolworths as the new name rights sponsor and also thank Wahu for their continued support of the programme.

Winners of the Under 14 boys’ and girls’ divisions from each of the ten events will receive an invitation to attend an all-expenses paid, three-day Surf Camp at the Hurley Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre.

For the SA, Victorian and Tasmanian events, the Woolworths surf camp prize will be awarded to the highest placed under-14 boy and girl who live in the state. There will be plenty of Wahu beach games and giveaways at each event.
Says Wahu Managing Director Tim Britz,“Wahu has been a proud major sponsor of this prestigious event over many years and we are pleased to continue our support for the 2017/18 event series.”

The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu have helped to launch the careers of many of Australia's most promising junior surfers with almost 800 children set to take part in the 2017/18 event series.
The first event in the series will be held in September on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, with the final at Tasmania’s Clifton Beach in February.