Surf stars stoke out VIP groms at Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 March, 2015 - Coolangatta, Australia - Eight Vegemite SurfGroms were living the dream across the weekend as VIP guests at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast.
Quiksilver and Roxy ambassadors including four-time World Champions Mark Richards and Lisa Andersen along with Craig Anderson were on hand to teach the next generation of surfers.
Vegemite SurfGroms is the world-first national junior surfing program which offers 5-12 year olds an opportunity to develop strong ocean awareness and beach safety skills, while also developing a proficiency in surfing.
More than 35,000 children across Australia have enjoyed the program since it started in October, 2011.
Every registered participant had a chance to win a ‘money can’t buy’ trip to see the world’s best surfers by providing a photo of them enjoying the program through the Nikon Coolpix competition.
The eight winners were:
Abbie Ford (10 - Emerald Beach, NSW - Solitary Islands Surf School)
Olivia Herman (9 - Lilli Pilli, NSW - Surfing Cronulla Surf School)
Hayley Gray (11 - Hillcrest, SA - Neptunes Surf School)
Tylah David (11- Redcliffe, QLD - Silky Surf School)
Brock David (8 - Redcliffe, QLD - Silky Surf School)
Rhys Klutentreter (6 - Upper Coomera, QLD - Cheyne Horan)
Nathan Castro (11 - Alexandra Hills - Surfing Services)
Luca Daniel (8 - Mount Martha, VIC - Island Surfboards Surf School)
The prize included: flights and transfers to Coolangatta Airport for one child and one adult; one night’s accommodation at Coolangatta for one child and one adult; Nikon COOLPIX AW120 camera; a Quiksilver or Roxy merchandise pack; exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Snapper Rocks event site and the opportunity to meet and surf with some Quiksilver and Roxy surfing ambassadors.