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Organisers of the weekend’s Skullcandy Oz Grom say they received 10 million hits on their live webcast of Monday and Tuesday’s finals at Lennox Head. Most of the viewers came via the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open website and many were from the US.

Organiser Steve Condon said it was the first grom comp screened live on the web and ‘the standard of the competition and the drawing capability of the kids wanting to get into the competition is the best of the best’.

Mr Condon said the ongoing viability of the event was a testament to the huge efforts of co-organisers Johnny Hewitt and Steve O’Brien and the support of the Lennox Head community and local businesses.

Echonetdaily congratulates all the winners of this landmark event.

Under-12s
1st Taleb Tancred from Avoca
2nd Mikey McDonagh from Lennox Head
3rd Xavier Huxtable from Victoria
4th Jagger Bartholemew from Gold Coast

Under-14s
1st Dexter Muskens from Gold Coast (first wave in the final was the only perfect 10 ride in the whole event. Total heat score 19/20.)
2nd Kietro Fujinuma from Japan
3rd Sandon Whittaker from Avoca
4th Duke Nagtzam from WA

Under-16s
1st Jeames Young from Angourie. Received $1,000 cash with $250 runner-up
2nd Quinn Bruce, Gold Coast
Equal 3rd Zac Whightman, Lennox Head, and Sheldon Simkus, Gold Coast

Under-16 girls
1st Holly Wawn from Sydney’s northern beaches
2nd Lucy Callister from Sunshine Coast
3rd Isabella Nichols from Sunshine Coast
4th Jaleesa Vincent from Sunshine Coast

Under 20s
1st Mitch Parkinson from Gold Coast (nephew of Joel). Received $3,000 and a return Scoot airline flight to Singapore.
2nd Elliot Paerata-Reid from New Zealand. Received $1,000 prize.

Photos courtesy Skullcandy Oz Grom

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