The All Girl Surfriders had a glorious sunny day last Sunday at Lennox Head beach with their June round completed in absolutely dreamy conditions.
The waves were glassy, up to one metre, and the banks seem to be finally improving.
Add to this a great bunch of people, some awesome surfing and whales frolicking out the back, and it’s a scene that is pretty hard to beat.
The open division was stacked for this club round with a diverse range of competitors, all of whom showcased some of their best surfing to date.
The other division to shine this month was the junior beginner girls, where the guts and determination showed in both their heats and final was awesome to watch. It is amazing to see their confidence and style improving month by month.
The senior Intermediate and Longboarders also put on some solid surfing.
It was great to see everyone amongst it and making the most of the stunning conditions.
Results: Junior Beginner – Mahia Adams, China Esson, Amalia Cook, Jemima Moore, Lucia Mitchell. Senior Beginner – Emma Fisher. Senior Intermediate – Peta Warburton, Debbie Gordon, Jenna Menzies, Cory Whitney. Longboard – Maz Pentecost, Marg Bryant, Margareet Weigers, Jennifer Hellyer. Opens – Nyxie Ryan, Sophie Shelton, Jane Collins, Danah Besson.
It’s school holidays and the groms are frothing with many of our local competitive juniors up at the Billabong Occy Grom Comp at Duranbah and then the multitudes head down to Lennox Head for the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open, which starts this Friday and is held at the beach break in front of the Lennox Hotel.
The event is in its sixth year on the junior calendar and will feature one of the strongest surfer line-ups across the age groups of 12–16 years.
While there is no Pro Junior division this year a full international field is expected in 2017 with surfers coming from as far away as Europe and Japan.
So far at the Occy we have Byron Bay’s Touma Cameron and Rasmas King through to round two in the 14 boys along with Lennox Head surfers Jai Glinderman, Hunter Weston and Jack O’Brien.
Colourful competitors from the All Girl Surfriders at the last club round. Photo contributed