Surf Report with John Veage | Groms to take over shire for Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps

Cronulla will be taken over by tiny shredders when the 2019-20 Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps gets a new season underway from August 31 to September 1.

Surfing Australia CEO Chris Mater said the series was a critical stage in Surfing Australia's pathway to the podium and it was good to be able to bring another series to local beaches.

Kash Brown

Kash Brown

"A big thank you to Woolworths and Pic's Peanut Butter for their continued support along with our state branches who run each event," he said.

Regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of young Australian surfers, the 10-event Groms Comps series caters for surfers from under-8s to under-14s and will be held in every state over summer.

With almost 800 children to take part the winners of the under-14s boys and girls divisions from each event will receive an an all-expenses-paid trip to a three-day Woolworths Surf Camp at the Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre.

The Pic's Peanut Butter Pathway Performers $1,000 will also be awarded to a surfer at each respective competition.

Surf coach: Martin Dunn is Australia's most successful surf coach having guided Connor O'Leary's career. He has designed a new digital training system called Surf6.

Surf coach: Martin Dunn is Australia's most successful surf coach having guided Connor O'Leary's career. He has designed a new digital training system called Surf6.

Meanwhile, learning to surf is on almost every Australian's wish list but without spending a lot of money or knowing a great surf coach most won't achieve their full potential with no professional system available for the average surfer.

Martin Dunn is Australia's most successful surf coach.

Dunn has been behind Cronulla surfer Connor O'Leary's success on the world tour and has been 12-time head coach of the Australian surfing team.

Dunn has built a world-class digital surf coach for the everyday surfer called SURF6 which will fill the gap with a new digital training system.

The new company SURF6 offers world-class surf coaching for recreational surfers through a personally designed assessment that comes from Martin's professional coaching knowledge.

Every user gets their own training plan based on their individual skills level and teaches not only when a specific maneuver should be performed but also shows the correct movement patterns and provides a simple step by step approach.

Every hour being in the water a surfer spends on average only two to four minutes actually surfing on waves.

Martin said whether you are a weekend warrior or a surfer who wants to prepare for a surf trip, Surf6 will improve surfing performances.


Fishkiller floats through a section Tuesday morning.Picture John Veage

Fishkiller floats through a section Tuesday morning.Picture John Veage

Surfers are in for a few radical days of surfing if the weather charts are to be believed.

The Cronulla beaches started to pick up yesterday after Mondays 1-2 ft clean offshore waves turned into a 3-4 ft south swell on Tuesday and are predicted to reach up to 8-12 ft on Thursday at noon.

The winds are going to blow hard offshore until mid morning Thursday when a strong southerly is coming through with the predicted large swells.

Friday/Saturday morning looks like the best time to surf with still solid waves but with perfect light offshore conditions-its been a good month for Cronulla surfers albeit with some average banks on the beach-long may it continue!

Australian Captain Steph Gilmore.Picture WSL

Australian Captain Steph Gilmore.Picture WSL

Its all about the Olympics!

The USA's Kelly Slater and Australia's Stephanie Gilmore headline the elite talent that has been confirmed to represent their nations at the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games September 7-15 in Miyazaki, Japan.

Kolohe Andino, Conner Coffin, Carissa Moore, 2009 WSG Gold Medalist Courtney Conlogue, and 2016 ISA Junior World Champion Caroline Marks will join Slater on a strong Team USA, while past ISA Junior World Champions Julian Wilson and Owen Wright, Ryan Callinan, Nikki Van Dijk, and 2018 Women's WSG Gold Medalist Sally Fitzgibbons will surf alongside Gilmore on Team Australia.

France has announced three surfers that formed part of their 2017 WSG Team Gold Medal squad, past individual Gold Medalist Jeremy Flores, Johanne Defay and Joan Duru, bolstered by teammates Michel Bourez, Vahine Fierro, and Cannelle Bulard.

Team Brazil features four surfers currently ranked within the top eight on the WSL CT: two ISA Junior World Champions in Filipe Toledo and Gabriel Medina with Italo Ferreira for the Men and ISA Junior World Champion Tatiana Weston-Webb for the Women. Silvana Lima and Tain Hinckel will round out the squad.

Jordy Smith will headline a powerful Team South Africa, joined by past WSL CT competitors Michael February and Bianca Buitendag.

Lastly, the host nation Japan will be led again by the 2018 Men's Silver Medalist, Kanoa Igarashi, who propelled his nation to Team Gold a year ago in Tahara, Japan.


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