This year's Woolworths Surfer Groms Competition was completed on Tuesday in 2-3 foot onshore surf at Day Street, Middleton.
Stoked groms had a massive day of surfing and beach games and barely noticed the cold weather conditions.
King Cairns and Maia Taite took the coveted U14 Divisions, winning trips to attend an all-expenses-paid, three-day Surfer Groms Comps National Final Surf Camp, (1-day coaching clinic, 2 days of competition and heat analysis coaching) at the Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre (HPC).
The under 12 girls and boys went to Priya Jakhwal and Ashton Crowley respectively. Under 10 girls went to Chloe Crowley and the under 10 boys was taken out by Connor O'Boyle with Alfie Howse taking out the Under 8 mixed division.
The Surfing SA Under 16 titles went to Middleton's Indie DeBono (boy) and Maia Taite (girls).
This year's Woolworths Fresh Wave awards went to Mitchell Henderson and Keira Hunt for outstanding performances and sportsmanship. The Pics star performers were Edie Howse and Jett Cowley.
Each division of the 2021 Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps has been added to the 2021 Surfing Australia national junior rankings with each event rated at 5500 points for first place with points descending respectively.
A result at this event contributed to a competitor's overall national junior ranking.
Results in each division (National Junior Rankings): U8 Mixed - 1. Alfie Howse. U10 Girls - 1.Chloe Crowley, 2.Edie Howse, 3.Isabel O'Boyle. U10 Boys - 1. Connor O'Boyle, 2.Alfie Howse, 3. Jett Crowley.
U12 Girls - 1. Priya Jakwal, 2. Chloe Crowley, 3. Julieta Diaz, 4. Isabel O'Boyle. U12 Boys - 1. Ashton Crowley, 2. Rai Diaz, 3. Hudson Egan, 4. Connor O'Boyle.
U14 Girls - 1. Maia Taite, 2. Keira Hunt, 3. Leilia Horlin-Smith, 4. Jemma Crowley. U14 Boys - 1. King Cairns, 2. Ashton Crowley, 3. Noah Keelan, 4. Mitchell Henderson. U16 Boys - 1. Indi DeBono, 2. Leo Torok, 3. Arley Partrige, 4. Riley Lewis. U16 Girls - 1. Hannah Partrige, 2. Poppy Sweetman, 3. Keira Hunt, 4. Maddie Gillies.
Woolworths Surfer Groms Competitions will be held at a number of locations throughout the country.
Surfer Groms Comps - EVENT 2 - Trigg, WA - October 23 - 24, Surfer Groms Comps - EVENT 3 - Clifton Beach, TAS - October 30, Surfer Groms Comps - EVENT 4 - Coffs Harbour, NSW - November 6 - 7, Surfer Groms Comps - EVENT 5 - Kiama, NSW - November 13 -14, Surfer Groms Comps - EVENT 6 - Gold Coast, QLD - November 20 - 21, Surfer Groms Comps - EVENT 7 - Torquay, VIC - November 27 - 28, Surfer Groms Comps - EVENT 8 - Cronulla, NSW - December 4 - 5, Surfer Groms Comps - EVENT 9 - Northern Beaches, NSW - December 11 - 12, Surfer Groms Comps - EVENT 10 - Sunshine Coast, QLD - December 11 - 12, Surfer Groms Comps - National Final - Surfing Australia HPC, Casuarina NSW - December 17 - 19.