Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp runs from June 30th to July 4th. The Grom Comp is an international event with competitors travelling from all surfing states of Australia along with international surfers from South Africa, the United State of America, New Zealand, Tahiti and Japan. Good luck to all the Le-Ba groms in the event.

Update June 30th 
The event kicked off today in solid 3' - 4' waves at D'Bah. The whole first round of the U16's and half the U14's ran today. Mikey Wright and Jake Snellgrove both posted wins and moved into round 2. Unfortunately Rhys, Aeran and Blake bowed out. Luke and Zak Condon will be up tomorrow in the U14's as well as round 2 of the U16's.
 
Update July 1st 
The event continued today in clean 3'+ waves at D'Bah. Mikey and Jake both progressed thru to the final 20 in the U16's. In the U14's Zak Condon is into the round of 16. Luke Condon was unlucky to be eliminated in a tough heat.
 
Mikey Wright . Image Surfing Queensland


Update July 2nd 
A big day today for the LeBa crew. In the U16's Jake Snell proved that he has the goods when it comes to elite competition and moved into the final 12. Unfortunately Mikey Wright's event finished in the round of 20. Mikey McDonagh made a statement with a big win in his first round heat of the U12's. In the U14's Zak Condon couldn't repeat yesterdays form and finished 9th, well done mate. In the U16 girls Cali McDonagh cruised into round 2.
 

Update July 3rd 
Jake just missed making round 4 today but still finished 7th in the U16's, well done mate. In the U12's Mikey posted another win and is into the quarter finals. Cali went out in round 2 and finished 5th in the U16's
 

Update July 4th 
Mikey McDonagh has finished 2nd in the final of the U12's to Kyuss. Mikey only lost by 0.13 in a very close result. Congratulations Mikey

 

 

Fox Grom Shoot Out runs June 15th - 17th at Catherine Hill Bay. Dubbed " Three days of chaotic fun, waves and surfing " the event features no first round eliminations (all competitors surf 3 times at least), beach side fun, givaways & promotions. Good luck to the Le-Ba groms heading south.

Update June 15th
Mikey McDonagh got the highest heat total of the day today scoring 18.60 that included a 9.80. Smashed it grom. Cali McDonagh also had a solid heat win

Update June 16th
Mikey McDonagh stepped it up today improving on his 9.80 from yesterday with a unanimous 10 from the judges and another 18.00 score in pumping 3' -5' waves at Catho. Cali also had another solid heat win. The groms are now well placed to make the final with the 3 best heat results counting towards their overall total


Update June 17th
Mikey was unlucky to miss the final today but was still awarded the Outstanding Male Surfer of the event. Cali smashed it again and won her division. Congratulations groms


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Congratulations to the Le-Ba groms that headed up to the Beach Retreat Coolum Junior Classic 2012 on the Sunny Coast. Luke Condon was the winner of the 14 and under division with Zak Condon also making the final. Zak finished 4th but would have done better had he not snapped his board during the final. Well done Noah Brown who  made the quarter finals of the 14's. Jake Snellgrove also made the quarters in the 16's.



Volcom Fiji Pro will take place from June 3rd – 15th at Cloudbreak, Fiji. Kevin Wallis, Surfline forecaster, said. “The event will get off to a quick start on Sunday the 3rd with a solid southwest swell at Cloudbreak along with favorable easterly wind. Wind will remain favorable for the first half of the following week as the swell tapers down. Long range charts point to a larger southwest swell for the 8th – 10th, if forecast models prove to be correct.” Owen Wright surf in Ht 7 vs Tiago Pires and Yadin Nicol. Adam Melling surfs Ht 12 vs Michel Bourez and Alejo Muniz. Good luck fellas 

Update June 3rd
Owen did well to get a win with a last minute double barrel bomb and moved into round 3.  Mello got one massive stand up no grab pit but ran out of time to get his back up. 

Update June 5th - 7th
 Layday. Serious swell on the way.

Update June 8th - 7th
 Epic conditions at Cloudbreak today hitting 15'+ on the sets. Mello went hard, snagging some bombs and getting the only tube ride of the heat but unfortunately went down to Bede in a close one. With the event going on hold due to the gnarly conditions, Raoni's injury and Otts leaving the water early in the next heat - just surfing out there today was legendary, congratulations mate.The photo below is after Adam's guinea pig heat when the wind changed offshore and the madness began.
ASP/Robertson

Update June 9th
The event relocated to the secondary venue of Restaurants today in draining 4' - 6'barrels. Owen was relegated to the elimination Round 5 but he put in sensational performances today posting a 19.27 and a 17.90 in rounds 3 and 4 in his first ever surfs out at Restaurants.

“Those were the first times I’ve ever surfed Restaurants and I can’t believe it. It’s wave after wave out there. Every wave you take off on, you make it all the way down to the end of the point and get three barrels in between. It’s just perfect. You can’t do anything wrong out there if you’re in the barrels and just sit tight. It’s the best wave I’ve ever surfed.”

Owen will take on C.J. in Ht 3 of Round 5 when competition resumes.

Update June 10th
Owen went down in a really tight heat to JDUB and finished 9th with 4000 points . Good luck in the next event mate.