SURF’S UP FOR GROMS
THE rainy weather didn’t discourage the groms shredding five-to-six foot waves for the Hurley BL’s (Barton Lynch) Blast Off competition.
The comp has wrapped up for another year with the finals taking place at South Avalon Beach, Sydney.
The NewportNet Under-8’s Boys showed three Coast frothers: Moffat Beach resident Hunter Andersson on top with first place, Dicky Beach local Joey Silk placed sixth and Ashton Tutt finished up with fifth.
1988 World Surfing Champion Barton Lynch watched from the shore - he is dedicated to help develop young surfers to their best potential.
“Hunter caught my eye on the first day.
“I knew the eight’s were in the water when I was struck by the maturity, power and the form of this young kid and I had to ask the commentators who he was that doesn’t happen all the time.
“That said the performances by all the age groups were super impressive,” he said.
Throughout the week, kids were videoed when they surfed, then had the opportunity for professional post-heat analysis by the Hurley Surf Club team.
“This is kind of initiative is what really sets Blast Off apart from other kids events.
“Many of these kids would never have had coaching or professional feedback on their surfing and this is the best way for them to be supported and experience that for the first time,” said Lynch.
Check out post-event content at www.blblastoff. com.au.
FROTHERS: Young surfers having a blast at this year’s competition.