Grommets enjoy swell conditions
After a recent lack of swell, competitors were relieved to wake up to decent waves for the fifth event of the Corner Surf Shop/Geraldton Board Riders Junior Development Club summer season at Back beach on Sunday.
“Luckily there was a kick in the swell on Saturday night, which provided waves big enough for the older competitors as well as our micro-grommets,” club president Shaun Glass said.
Glass said a trench running parallel to the beach made conditions tough for some, as surfers had to battle being dragged northwards.
The Hagan family continued to prove a force to be reckoned with, with cousins Jed and Jake claiming first prize in the under-14 and under-18 boys’ divisions, while Jake’s sister Shekya finished first in the under-14 girls’ division.
Byron Catto stepped it up again, winning the under-11 mixed division after finishing runner-up in event four.
His younger brother Kalani also surfed well, taking third place in the under-8 mixed division.
Glass said the club was continuing to go from strength to strength and boasted 60 junior members.
As the junior summer season draws to a close, Glass said organisers wished to thank sponsors and supporters.
The final event of the season will be held on March 11 at a beach to be announced.
Under-14 girls competitors Fina Dethlefsen, Mylee Grant, Shekya Hagan, Lily Sutherland and Demi Bestry.