Grom­mets brave cold seas

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph Sport -

The third round of the Se­cret Har­bour Surf Beach Board­rid­ers com­pe­ti­tion took a dif­fer­ent turn last week­end, with small waves dras­ti­cally re­duc­ing the size of the com­pe­ti­tion.

With sev­eral dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories and age groups usu­ally com­pet­ing, the small waves meant only the push di­vi­sion got a run on Sun­day morn­ing. The push di­vi­sion, which is for six to 10-year-olds, meant the young surfers braved the cold win­ter con­di­tions and headed out on the water with their par­ents by their side, who pushed them onto the waves.

While the young­sters weren’t of­fi­cially scored dur­ing the event, each surfer did re­ceive a medal­lion for their ef­forts.

Round 4 of the Se­cret Har­bour Surf Beach Board­rid­ers com­pe­ti­tion takes place on July 30.

Pic­ture: Doug Kitch­ing­man

Small waves didn't stop the young surfers in the push di­vi­sion from hav­ing a crack, with help from their par­ents.

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