2017 HAVAIANAS NSW GROMMET TITLES
2017 HAVAIANAS NSW GROMMET TITLES SEES AN ACTION-PACKED DAY FOR FIRST DAY OF COMPETITION.
The Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles saw a big day of action, fun and solid surf as the event kicked off its first day of competition.
Duke Wrencher (Coorabell), Lennix Smith (Barrack Point) and Xavier Bryce (Mona Vale) were all dominant performers in the opening round of the Under-14 Boys. All four surfers posted two-wave heat totals in excess of 12.00 points (out of a possible 20 points) to claim wins and bypass the repechage rounds.
Cedar Leigh-Jones (Avalon) shone in the throaty beachbreak peaks, executing a variety of mammoth turns. Leigh-Jones found a handful of powerful pockets to post a decent 14.07 two-wave total to claim her first round win. After an impressive result from older sister Bodhi at the Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth, Cedar made it known she was keen to go all the way to join her sister in the Havaianas NSW Junior Team for the upcoming Surf Dive N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles.
The three-day event will take place at Maroubra Beach from the 21st – 23rd July, 2017.
Competitors in the Under-12 and Under-14 divisions will be vying for a revered NSW Junior Title, with the Under-14 division given an allocated amount of positions for the Surf Dive N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles, which will take place in Culburra on the NSW South Coast in November/December.
The Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles will be run concurrently with the Beachbreaks Festival, which will see a range of festival activations taking place over the course of Sunday, 23rd July.
2017 is the third year the Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles and the Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth have split into two different events, with the amendment designed to cater for the growing demand from younger competitor divisions.
In addition to the surfing, Havaianas will also host beach games twice daily, a free mechanical surfboard and an Instagram competition, where one lucky person will win a year’s supply of Havaianas.
The daily schedule will be confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am each day. The event hotline is 0458 247 212.
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All qualifiers for the Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles were determined by eight individual regional titles, which took place up and down the NSW coastline earlier in the year.
The 2017 Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles are supported by Havaianas, Randwick City Council, Toyota, HIF, Coastalwatch, Mothernest, Vissla, Storage King Eastgardens, Souths Juniors, Jayco Sydney, Ohana Ocean Athletics and Surfing NSW.