Rip Curl Grom Search Presented by Posca finished today on the Sunny Coast in small tricky conditions. After already having a stellar run in the Australia wide series, Mikey McDonagh won the U14's. Mikey won every heat he surfed during the event and unleashed his aerial repertoire, as well as using solid tactical work to take the win. Luke Condon finished in Round 3. Congratulations Mikey !!

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Wahu Surfer Groms Comp ran in 2' - 3' waves on the Sunshine Coast over the weekend. Eli Carr posted a 15.10 total to win the U14's. Mahlia Carr finished 2nd in the U12 Girls and Dembe Ryan finished 2nd in the U10's. Well done groms.














Billabong Pipe Masters runs Dec 8th - 20th at Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Hawaii. Adam Melling, having already requalified for the 2015 WCT, will be there looking for some monster pits. Good luck mate.

Update Dec 13th
Incredible stuff from Mello today winning his round 1 heat and moving straight into round 3. Adam was comboed with 5 minutes to go until he through himself into a couple of gaping Backdoor pits and sent Slater and Dusty to round 2. He surfs next vs JJF in Ht 1 of round 3.

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ASP / KC
 
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Update Dec 20th
Adam found some really nice pits at Backdoor but JJF is a freak out there. Mello finished the year 24th on the WCT and 6th on the QS.

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2014 Australian Junior Surfing Titles run Dec 1st -7th at Yallingup in Western Australia. Mikey McDonagh, Jack Murray, Zac Wightman and Aeran Thomas have headed west chasing an Aussie Title. Good luck groms.

Update Dec 2nd
Jack got things back on track today, after a disappointing Round 1 heat , comfortably winning his Requal 1 heat with a 14.00 total. Zac Wightman was a stand out today comfortably into the semi final of the U19 Allstars.


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Update Dec 3rd
Jack absolutely smashed it today in the bigger swell , posting the highest single wave score ( 9.50 ) and highest heat total of the event (17.25 total) . He comboed the others and moved into the Quarters of the main event. Aeran and Zac were ripping in the MR Shield. The groms were able to seek out waves that allowed for multiple solid turns, and took the win to progress to the Semis.

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Update Dec 4th
The Surf Dive N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles relocated to Shallows on the northern side of Rabbit Hill for the fourth day of competition today. Jack was lucky in a tight Quarter, progressing into the Semis by 0.05 points. Zac was a stand out again posting a 15.75 total in the All Stars to take the NSW team into the Final. He backed that up with a 15.00 total along with Aerans 10.35 to put the groms into the Final of the MR Shield.

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Update Dec 5th
The 2014 Surf Dive N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles moved back to Yallingup Main Break today. Mikey McDonagh had a great start to his Aussie Title campaign winning his Round 1 heat with a 15.15 total.

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 Update Dec 6th
Mikey blew up today scoring 16.50 in his Quarter and cruising into the Semis of the U14's. Zac finished 3rd in the Final of the 19 Allstars. Jack's good run stopped in the Semi's, he finished the event eq. 7th in the U16's. Finals tomorrow for Mikey ( 14's ) and Zac + Aeran in the MR Shield.

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Update Dec 7th
Mikey started the final day of the Aussie Titles at Shallows with a solid win in the Semi's. His great run continued into the Final where he finished 2nd. Aeran and Zac also finished 2nd in their MR Shield final. Congratulations groms.

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