2018 NSW Grommet State Titles
GROMMETS SHINE ON THE OPENING DAY OF THE 2018 HAVAIANAS NSW GROMMET TITLES AT MAROUBRA BEACH.
MAROUBRA BEACH, SYDNEY
Friday, 27 July 2018
The 2018 Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles kicked off today in small, but contestable one-foot waves at Maroubra Beach.
Fletcher Kelleher (Freshwater) made his intentions clear in the Under-12 Boys division notching up a massive 16.66 two-wave heat total. Kelleher unleashed a variety of giant backside snaps in the first round exchange to gain the upper-hand in the heat and earn himself a spot into the second round.
Local surfer Jake Feher (Maroubra) joined Kelleher in the Under-12 round-one standout list, taking out his opening heat. Feher performed a handful of exciting and powerful forehand turns to muster up a decent 15.4 two-wave heat total. To add another element of excitement to the victory, Feher’s classmates greeted him on the shoreline after the heat.
Jake Feher - Photo by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW
Quincy Symonds (Tweed Heads) made her presence felt in the opening round of the Under-12 Girls division. Symonds dominated the opening heat, posting a massive 17.34 two-wave heat total for an array of innovative and exciting turns. As a result, Symonds was rewarded with the AirAsia Wave Of The Day award.
Quincy Symonds, AirAsia Wave Of The Day award - Photo by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW
The three-day event will take place at Maroubra Beach from the 27th – 29th July, 2018.
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 aforementioned Australian Junior Surfing Titles which will take place in South Australian 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.
2018 is the fourth year the Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles and the Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth have been split into two different events, with the amendment designed to cater to 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.
Havaianas Beach Games - Photo by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW
The daily schedule will be confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am each day. The event hotline is 0458 247 212.
For more information, daily imagery, news and information check out surfingnsw.com.au
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 2018 Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles are supported by Havaianas, Randwick City Council, AirAsia, H2Coco, Toyota, Coastalwatch, Mothernest, Vissla, Storage King Eastgardens, Souths Juniors, Ohana Ocean Athletics and Surfing NSW.
Good sportsmanship and great fun a feature of every Surfing NSW Grommets comp! - Photo by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW