Jack O’Brien, from Skennars Head, makes the most of small surf at the Wahu Surfer Groms Comp at Coffs Harbour.
Jack O’Brien, from Skennars Head, makes the most of small surf at the Wahu Surfer Groms Comp at Coffs Harbour.

Groms impress at Wahu

A GROUP of young Northern Rivers surfers impressed judges at the Wahu Surfer Groms Comp at Coffs Harbour.

It was held in small, challenging surf from Saturday to Sunday.

In the Under-10 girls, California Barrett from Banora Point scored first place.

California managed a strong 5.93 scoring wave to edge out fellow finalists Haylie Powell, Billie Maybon and Alani Berry.

Jack O'Brien, from Skennars Head, and Rino Lindsay, from Lennox Head, placed third and fourth, respectively, in the under-12 boys division.

Rino Lindsay, from Lennox Head, in action.
Rino Lindsay, from Lennox Head, in action.

Central Coast surfers Logan Steinwede and Lennox Chell fought a tight battle in the under-12 boys final with both surfers trading off a series of solid scores.

Lennox posted the only perfect ten-point ride of the event in the under-12 semi-final, but his patient approach wasn't enough to fend off the rapid attack of Logan.

He continued to catch numerous of waves throughout the final and when the heat wrapped up, Logan got the nod with a 12.33 heat total.

Nyxie Ryan, from Lennox Head, placed third in the under-12 girls, while Pottsville's Brodi Cook took fourth position.

Wooli's Carly Shanahan took out both the under-12 and under-14 girls divisions after building momentum throughout the competition.

Brodi Cook, from Pottsville, carves through waves.
Brodi Cook, from Pottsville, carves through waves. Ethan Smith SNSW

She threw down a barrage of solid turns in both finals to take a well-deserved win.

Archie Allen, from Brunswick Heads, came fourth in the under-8 parent assist division. In the under-8s, Queensland's Landen Smales performed a series of forehand hits to take out first place.



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