Alyssa shocks rivals with wins
ALYSSA Lock, who is just 11 years old, won the under-13 and under-16 girls' events in a dominant display at the opening Wahu Surfers Grom Comp Series event at the weekend.
The Tweed Heads prodigy displayed skill and power beyond her years at the Dee Why event.
"It was a bit strange - I wasn't expecting it," Lock said.
"The waves were surfable and great fun. I'm 11, so I got to go in both the divisions and I won, so I'm stoked," she said.
"This one (Wahu Surfer Groms event) is really fun, with all the games and the toys for everyone, not just the winners.
"I can't believe how much stuff I got," said Lock, who gave some of her prizes to her fellow competitors.
The under-11 girls' title was won by Kirra-Belle Olsson (Copacabana), closely followed by Gabrielle Paul (Piha Beach) in second, Liana Wheatley (Avoca) in third and Bodhi Leigh-Jones (Avalon) fourth.
The younger groms proved the most entertaining in the under-13 boys, with Kyuss King (Byron Bay) and Sandon Whittaker (Avoca) taking on Darcy Crump (Avalon) and Mitchell Raymond (Macmasters Beach).
Jackson Giles (Marackville) won the under-15 boys' division, ahead of Monty Tait (Maroubra), Harley Ross Webster (North Curl), and Cronulla ripper Dane Long.
Male and female surfers compete in eight divisions over eight events at the Wahu Surfer Groms Comp Series.
The next event is at Ocean Grove, Victoria on November 12-13.
The groms hit the Gold Coast on December 10-11.