Clean sweep for Nyxie at Rip Curl Grom Search
IT WAS a double celebration when Lennox Head surfers Jai Glinderman and Nyxie Ryan won their age divisions in the national finals of the Rip Curl Grom Search at Narrabeen yesterday.
Nyxie completed a clean sweep after winning the 14 and under girls division at the Queensland qualifying round on the Sunshine Coast last month.
She was all class in the final, posting a score of 15.50 (out of a possible 20) when she beat Wooli surfer Carly Shanahan.
Her younger brother Dembe Ryan also surfed at the event and finished equal third in the 12and under boys
Meanwhile, it was an all Lennox Head final when Jai got the nod over Jack O'Brien in the 12 and under boys division.
As a former Narrabeen resident, he had the local crowd on their feet when he claimed the top spot.
In other finals, Jay Brown put on a highlight reel-worthy performance in the 16 and under boys final, posting a near-perfect 9.33 scoring wave (out of a possible 10) to gain the upper hand against fellow event standout Noah Stocca.
Joining Brown at the upcoming Rip Curl Grom Search international final will be Sunshine Coast surfer Sasha Baker, who took out an in-form Piper Harrison in the 16 and under girls final.
Baker used her frontside snaps to muster up a 13.40 heat total and take the final.