Bilambil carvers Jordan, 8, Brittany, 11, and Jade,13, Wheatley enjoying training.
Bilambil carvers Jordan, 8, Brittany, 11, and Jade,13, Wheatley enjoying training. Luke Marsden

Groms prepare to cut sick in Wahu

BILAMBIL’S Wheatley kids will join an army of up to 100 micro-grommets shredding the Gold Coast this weekend, when the Wahu Surfer Groms Comps invade town.

Before local heroes Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson were battling it out for a men’s ASP World title, and Kingscliff favourite Stephanie Gilmore was securing the Vans Triple Crown World Title, they were groms, plying their trade in the local comps.

Now the next generation of carvers are ready to “cut sick”.

A family-oriented affair, the Wahu is a refreshing change from most cut throat surfing events, providing a unique opportunity for parents to introduce their kids to a professionally run surfing competition.

The exciting, all-junior affair has divisions catering for all youngsters, from the special under-9 division where parents push their kids into the waves, through to some seriously competitive under-15 action.

Surfing Queensland events manager Scott Gillies said the event provides a perfect opportunity for aspiring groms to begin emulating their heroes.

Divisions include under-15 boys and girls, under-13 boys and girls, under-11 boys and girls, under-9 boys and girls and an under-15 boys and girls bodyboard division andlimited spots are still available at: www.surfingqueensland.com.



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