SunSmart Gracetown Grommets, Surf Comp 2016

20th Anniversary, DONE!!!

Organisers of this years SunSmart Healthways Gracetown Grommets comp took a risk, chose Saturday 17th September as the best day of the weekend, Huzza’s as the location, and boy did it turn out to be the right decision! Cracking waves, light winds combined with the great view from the South Point carpark, mixed together, gave the perfect recipe for what will be regarded for many a year as the best Gracetown Grommets comp, like…. everrrrrrr!

Kids ripped all day with some amazing performances from the get-go, meaning that every heat was pretty much a final, such was the talent on display.
A huge congratulations to all kids that came and competed. There was a smile on every kids dial regardless of how they went, and a real spiritual feeling amongst all that embodied what this competition is all about, remembering and honouring the 9 lives that were so tragically lost 20 years ago.

Final results on the day were;

12’s Girls

  • 1st Zali Hewson
  • 2nd Willow Hardy
  • 3rd Daisy Miller
  • 4th Summer Sunderland

12’s Boys

  • 1st Sol Pogue Englert
  • 2nd George Simpson
  • 3rd Danny Benedetti
  • 4th Jay Robinson

14’s Girls

  • 1st Arabelle Gibson
  • 2nd Maddie Cawood
  • 3rd Lucinda Jones
  • 4th Alicia Galjaardt

14’s Boys

  • 1st Seth Van Haeften
  • 2nd Jed Gradisen
  • 3rd Ry Dempsey
  • 4th Finn Cox

16’s Girls

  • 1st Jamaica Selby
  • 2nd Alice Field
  • 3rd Courtney Nation

16’s Boys

  • 1st Cy Cox
  • 2nd Ben Gradisen
  • 3rd Finn Payenberg
  • 4th Ben Spence

The Cowaramup Bay Board Riders would again like to thank all helpers in the lead up to the competition and on the day. The ease with which the site was set-up, and then packed up with no fuss, is very much appreciated. A huge thanks to all sponsors;

*   SunSmart Healthway
*   Beachlife Surf Shop
*   Sessions Surf Shop
*   Coastal Life Surf Shop
*   Folklore Skate Boards
*   Creatures of Leisure
*   Von Dresselt Surfboards
*   Water Patrol Australia
*   Amped Surf Photography
*   SmoothStar Skateboards
*   Surfing WA
*   Designey
*   Cowaramup Bakery
*   Augusta Butchers
*   Gracies Town Store

We, the Cowaramup Bay Board Riders are so proud to be part of such a prestigious surf competition, that has such a special and important history behind it.
Gone, but NEVER FORGOTTEN… The Huzza 9 <3

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