Winners Crowned As Clifton Beach Shines For Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps

Published on 30/10/2022

CLIFTON BEACH/TASMANIA (Sunday, 30th October/2022): After a week of terrible weather, Clifton Beach produced a picture perfect day for the country’s best frothing groms with 2-3ft crystal clear and clean waves on offer all day at the 2022 Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps Tasmanian event. 

With a spot in the National Final on offer for the highest placed Tasmanian competitor in the Under 14 divisions, it was Marvin Freeman and Jesse Gardner winning themselves a seat on the plane to Northern NSW. 

It was an impressive display from Taj Air who travelled with his family from Southern New South Wales to compete in the event. Air took out both the Under 14 and 16 Boys divisions with a great combination of modern surfing mixed with timeless flow and speed. Tassie’s own Marvin Freeman pushed Air all the way in the final to finish second in a great tussle. Freeman proving he has what it takes to stick it to the mainland athletes at the National Final. 

All in all it was a great day of competitive yet fun surfing with all involved showing true sportsmanship. Both the Tasmanian and interstate kids showed quality attributes both in and out of the water with lots of handshakes and slaps on the back going around after heat finishes. 

Marvin Freeman and Jesse Gardner are off to the National Final later this year

Under 10 Girls
1st Lili Hall
2nd Layla Maslin
Under 10 Boys
1st Alby Clemow
Under 12 Boys 
1st Cruz Air
2nd Jesse Woods
Under 14 Boys
1st Taj Air
2nd Marvin Freeman
Under 14 Girls
1st Jesse Gardner
2nd Hayden Brown
Under 16 Girls 
1st Sienna Lawrence
2nd Poppy Woodberry
Under 16 Boys 
1st Taj Air
2nd Kobi Woods
Marvin Freeman’s 2nd place in the Under 14’s division will be a confidence booster

Always a fun family friendly day, the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps are a great way for any grom to dip their toes into competition surfing through a fun and safe environment whilst also being a stepping stone for aspiring young pro surfers who want to go to the next level. 

Woolworths will bring a fresh approach to summer 2022 as the national series consisting of ten events hits the shores of every State and once again delivers a fun and friendly introduction to surf competition.

The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps caters for the mini, mirco groms (U/8) to the big kids alike (U/14, U/16 in Tasmania) of any level, and is all about providing a fun, but competitive environment. 

As an added bonus, the respective winners of the Under 14 boys’ and girls’ divisions from each event will receive an invite to attend an all-expenses-paid, three-day Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps National Final Surf Camp, (2-day coaching clinic, 1 day of competition and heat analysis coaching) at the Hyundai Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre (HPC).

The 2022 Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps is supported by Ruffie Rustic Foods, Surfing Tasmania and Surfing Australia. 


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