Burritos and barrels at Curl Curl
The 2017 Beach Burrito Gromtag will be contested at Sydney’s South Curl Curl Beach this Sunday with Wollongong’s Sandon Point Boardriders looking to defend their title against a stacked field of twenty teams.
Last years finalists Queenscliff, North Narrabeen and North Steyne will be eager for another crack at the title with former Gromtag Champions Maroubra, Elouera and Curl Curl also looking to bank the $1200 winners cheque.
With each team being represented by 5 x Under 18’s, Queenscliff have selected 12-year-old Winter Vincent who has recently returned from an 11-month surf trip around the world.
The talented natural-footer surfed some of the planets heaviest waves including Teahupoo in Tahiti and Hawaii’s North Shore as well as being invited to train in a European wave pool with former WSL Women’s World Champion Carissa Moore and current world number eight Kolohe Andino.
Whilst overseas it wasn’t all surf sessions and plane rides for Vincent who embraced home schooling and achieved excellent results. Now back in Manly and looking forward to competing on Sunday for Queenscliff alongside Samson Coulter, Vincent is excited to be surfing as part of a team with friends he has grown up with.
“It’s great to be surfing on a team with guys I have known my whole life”, Vincent said. “We have a good chance of winning and I would love to win with QBC. It’s going to be really fun”.
Sixteen-year-old Anne Dos Santos will be representing Dee Why Surfing Fraternity for the first time and is stoked to be competing in a tag team event for her club.
“I like surfing against the boys, they help me get to a higher level and push my surfing”, Dos Santos said. “Getting to surf with your friends on a team is good for surfing, I am really looking forward to competing for Dee Why’”.
Dee Why will line up in Heat No.1 at 8.00am against Cronulla, Mona Vale and Woonona with Long Reef in Heat No.2 against Avoca, Ulladulla and Werri Beach.
Contest Director Steve Harrison is expecting some big scores in excellent conditions, “the forecast is looking really good for Sunday with a four foot east swell and light offshore winds”, Harrison said. “It’s a rare opportunity for the groms to represent their local boardriding club’s so they will be pumped up to drop some big numbers”.
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The 2017 Beach Burrito Gromtag is proudly supported by Beach Burrito Company, Swellnet and Covered Magazine.