What a blast
A GROUP of Sunshine Coast grommets are about to have the thrill of a lifetime when they get up close and personal with some of surfing’s biggest names. A crew of 28 surfers aged five to 14 are off to Sydney in two weeks to compete in the world’s biggest prejunior surf festival – Hurley BL’s Blast Off. The event runs from September 26-29 on Sydney’s Palm Beach. Along with 322 other groms, the Sunshine Coasters will receive coaching and feedback from some of surfing’s all-time greats including event founder Barton Lynch, the great Layne Beachley and Tom Carroll.