NEXT-GEN SURFING STARS BATTLE FOR CROWN
THE Queensland Grommet Surfing Titles have unearthed some of the Gold Coast’s biggest names in surfing such as Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Bede Durbidge.
Now, the next generation of shredders will get their chance to take centre stage.
The final round of the prestigious series will take place on the Gold Coast today. The event will see four new champions crowned in the under 12 and under 14 divisions.
Last year’s under 14 boys champion Ty Richardson from Palm Beach currently leads the ratings in the same division, after the first event on the Sunshine Coast.
Richardson is closely followed by Currumbin local Matt Boyle, and Sunshine Coast duo Ashton Pignat and Braxton Holmstrom.
In the under 14 girls division, last year’s runner up Grace Kama from Elanora is currently in the lead after taking out the first leg of the series on the Sunshine Coast.
Closely following in the ratings are Miami’s Charlotte Mulley, last year’s under 14 girls champion Lilliana Bowery and Jahly Stokes from Buddina.
Meanwhile Palm Beach’s Rico Haybittle will be looking to capitalise on his win in the under 12 boys division of the opening event, while female counterpart Stella Green is one to look out for in the under 12 girls division.
The forecast predicts a half metre Easterly swell with light winds to greet the grommet competitors for a 7.30am start.
The precise competition location will be decided on the day depending on conditions.
Palm Beach surfer Ty Richardson will compete in the Queensland Grommet Surfing Titles on the Gold Coast this weekend.