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January 17, 2022

Local groms light up Southport

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Touma Cameron in action

Local junior surfers came up trumps at the 2018 Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp at the Southport Spit on the Gold Coast last weekend.

After a blistering performance over the two-day event, Touma Cameron from Suffolk Park continued his form through to the final siren in the Under-14 Boys’ division against a lineup stacked with some of the country’s best up-and-coming surfers.

Surfing in small, clean waves, Cameron produced a 6.67 out of 10.00 ride in the early heats, and then backed it up with a heat-topping 8.67.

He then continued to demonstrate explosive on-rail surfing to win the title.

Duke Wrencher from Coorabell finished fourth. 

‘I’ve been coming to these Surfer Groms comps for years. I remember competing for the first time when I was eight years old and I had a shocker so it’s epic to get a win today,’ said Cameron.

Cameron also won the Woolworths Fresh Wave award for the overall standout performer of the week, receiving a $250 Woolworths voucher.


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