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The Grommets go WILD at Gromfest!

Words and Video by Dave Keam of Skuff TV

With screams of high pitched “yep, yep” coming from the inside of most waves ridden at Lennox beachies, they came in droves from all corners of the grommet kingdom for the Rusty Gromfest 2011. Represented was Australia, Japan, America, Tahiti, and to be honest, apart from being a damn fine spectacle, it was quite confronting to see 10 year old’s surfing better than I ever will.

It was a great event that captured the vibe of the Australian junior surf community. Amongst the sunglasses treasure hunts and Kerr-AZY air show, shouts out have to go to Byron and Lennox Head locals Mikey Wright and Kirsten Ogden who respectively won the supergrom Under 16 categories. It was an amazing field of competitors, watch this space as these names are en route to step straight out the water and directly into your living room.