Gromtag Australian Series to Kick-Off at Dee Why Beach
Boardriding Clubs from all over Australia will have the chance to compete for an Under 18’s Australian Title for the first time with the Sydney based Gromtag event expanding into a National Series.
Qualifying events will be held at Dee Why, Duranbah and North Cronulla Beaches with the Gromtag Australian Championships being held at Curl Curl Beach, Sydney in November. More than fifty Boardriding Clubs are expected to compete for the inaugural Gromtag Australian Title with $15,000 prize money on offer.
2018 Gromtag Australian Series
1. Beach Burrito Northern Beaches Gromtag
Sunday 14th October, Dee Why Beach, Sydney
2. Perfect Wave Surf Experience QLD & Northern NSW Gromtag
Saturday 27th October, Duranbah Beach, Tweed Heads
3. Triple Bull Cronulla Gromtag
Saturday 10th November, North Cronulla Beach, Sydney
4. Gromtag Australian Championships & Trials
Saturday 24th November, Curl Curl Beach, Sydney
Gromtag was first held in 2004 at Queenscliff Beach, Sydney with Maroubra United finishing on top, over the years Gromtag has attracted teams from outside of Sydney with Boardriding Clubs travelling from Newcastle, Central Coast and the South Coast of NSW to compete.
Global Surftag Managing Director Steve Harrison is looking forward to seeing the next generation of surfers competing for their local Boardriding Club, “The Gromtag event has seen more and more clubs enter every year and with so many junior surfers joining Boardriding Clubs all around Australia the time is right to expand”, Harrison said. “It’s a rare opportunity to be selected and represent your club so it will be great to see all the juniors competing for an Australian Title and to crown the best club”.
With the top five surfers representing each Boardriding Club the series will see all types of surfers hitting the waves with the countries best juniors surfing alongside and against the next crop of underground grommets.
Fifteen-year-old North Steyne surfer Saxon Reber is making his way through the ranks and was one of the top performers at the recent Lifeline High School Surf Challenge, “I’m really excited and can’t wait to surf with a great bunch of mates this weekend”, Reber said. “It’s really cool that the Gromtag has expanded into four different events and you are able to compete against different people and clubs from all around Australia, it will also be really exciting to see who wins the title”.
North Steyne Boardriders finished in third position at last year’s Gromtag that was won by Sandon Point Boardriders. Reber will be joined by George Pittar, Ethan Jackson, Tiaan Cronje, Axel Rose-Curotta and Eric Ellery in the North Steyne squad.
Competition will begin at 8.00am on Sunday at Dee Why Beach with last year’s runners up Queenscliff Boardriders in Heat 1 against North Narrabeen and Dee Why. Also lining up in Round 1 will be North Avalon, Mona Vale, Long Reef, Merewether, Frenchman’s, North Shelly and Northside Stockton. The top four teams will advance to the Australian Championships.
The Final is scheduled for 3.00pm which will be followed by the presentation at Beach Burrito Dee Why.
For the 2018 Beach Burrito Gromtag heat draw, highlight video and photo’s please visit www.facebook.com/gromtagaustralianseries
The 2018 Gromtag Australian Series is proudly supported by Beach Burrito Company, Perfect Wave Surf Experience, Triple Bull Surf Cronulla, Joistik Surfboards, Bose, Wicks Surf and Swellnet.
All competitors will receive a free monthly subscription to Swellnet Pro. Competitors from the winning team will each receive an annual Swellnet Pro subscription.
Saxon Reber – North Steyne Boardriders // Image Credit – Bernadette McAlinden
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