Byron Bay’s Kyuss King in action last year. The 13-year-old natural footer came third in his division final and is expected to top that this year. Photo Carey T
Lennox Head will be a busy place this weekend with not one but two festivals in town.
First up, of course, is the Skullcandy Oz Grom. It’s only the second year of this competition, which came from nowhere after the long-running Gromfest ran into problems last year.
Proudly presented by Le-Ba Boardriders, it’s already proved a hit with junior surfers worldwide. Last year’s winner, Leo Fioravanti, hails from Italy and this year there are competitors from NZ, Japan and the Pacific islands.
The event, which starts today, will also include a 20/u challenge for the first time, with 16 invited surfers competing for $4,000 in prize money.
But the festivities will not stop at the edge of the sand, with a new street party presented by Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce on Saturday set to keep boardriders, families, friends and locals entertained between waves.
‘The Love Lennox Carnival is a great opportunity to showcase what we love about Lennox Head,’ says chamber president Paul Button.
‘Our aim is to create magic in the main street, with stalls, arts and craft, buskers, face painting, fashion parades and food tasting.’
Ballina Shire Council has approved changes to traffic conditions to allow one-way traffic (north to south) through the main street of Lennox Head on the day; this will slow down traffic and make the event safer and more inviting for pedestrians.