Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp down to the business end
Billabong Occy's Grom Comp
Duranbah Beach, Coolangatta Queensland
30 June - 4 July 2012
Champions set to be crowned tomorrow at Duranbah Beach
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 July, 2012 : - - Gold Coast, Queensland -- Another action packed day of surfing at Duranbah Beach (Coolangatta/ Tweed Heads, Australia) saw the 2012 Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp enter the business end of the event. With champions set to be crowned tomorrow in the 16 and Under Boys and Girls, 14 and under Boys and Girls as well as the 12 and Under Boys, the remaining competitors are gearing up for the biggest day in their competitive junior surfing careers thus far.
A win on the final day of the Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp is regarded as a major stepping stone to forging a career as a professional surfer in the years to come, with several past champion now competing at the elite level of the sport.
Running from June 30 to July 4, the Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp is a truly international event with competitors travelling from all surfing states of Australia along with international surfers from South Africa, the United State of America, New Zealand, Tahiti and Japan.
In a coup for competitors, for the first time in the event’s nine-year history, a man-on-man heat format will be utilised for the semi-finals and finals of the 16 and Under Boys, 16 and Under Girls and 14 and under Boys divisions, which is being implemented by Billabong as a reflection of the elite Association of Surfing Professional World Tour format.
The enduring popularity of 1999 world surfing champion Mark “Occy” Occhilupo is undeniable and his annual namesake event attracts a host of the world’s elite grommets with past champions including ASP Women’s World Tour competitor Tyler Wright, ASP World Junior champion Jack Freestone and ASP Australian Open champion Matt Banting just to name a few.
There will also be plenty of SONY gear handed out with the “Dig to Win” beach games for competitors attending the event. The Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp is proudly supported by Billabong, SONY, Kirra Surf, Volkswagen and Surfing Queensland. Competitors and spectators can call the Surfing Queensland Event Hotline after 6:30am each morning of competition for start times and location Ph# 07 30306388.
Source: Surfing QLD
Author: Chad Calderon
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