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Byron Bay’s Laihani Zoric on her way to fourth place in the the Oz Grom Cup. Photo Ethan Smith/SNSW

Our local groms came home from Coffs Harbour with some trophies from the Billabong Oz Grom Cup after some impressive performances from our future stars. 

Most importantly all of them had a fun school holiday trip with great waves, beautiful weather and the opportunity to make new friends and be inspired to improve their surfing skills.

Byron Bay’s Laihani Zoric  finished fourth in the 8-and-under mixed division final after progressing through three rounds of competition.

In the 10 Girls Lennox Head surfers Ocea Curtis and Mia Baker finished in third and fourth respectively. 

Harry O’Brien from Lennox Head finished in equal ninth in the 12 Boys after progressing through multiple rounds of competition.

Byron Bay’s Touma Cameron, Lennox Head’s Jack O’Brien and Jai Glinderman finished fifth, seventh and ninth respectively in the heavily contested 14 Boys division. 

Longboarders

Small clean waves and sunny skies greeted the Lennox Longboarders for their April club round.

Standout longboard surfing came from new member Jenny Helyer, who achieved a third in the firsts’ final, an awesome result for a rookie performance.

The round was won by the returning 2017 Club champion Aaron Smith.

Aaron also displayed some surfboard foil riding that enchanted all on the Lennox foreshore with the amazing technology.

Lee Middleton was also returning to the club and collected second place in third grade.

The conditions held out all morning, though surfing the low tide with small waves made it difficult to score points. 

Winner of the voucher  from our club sponsor Lennox Surf Shop was Emily Simmonds.  

Results

Firsts: 1 Aaron Smith, 2 Greg Gover, 3 Jenny Hellyer, 4 Steve Walshe, 5 Una Fahey.

Seconds: 1 Emily Simmonds, 2 Terry Kay, 3 Jake Ryan, 4 Wayne Booth.

Thirds: 1 Gary Alford, 2 Lee Middleton, 3 Jim Baker, 4 John Eddy, 5 Reuben Greentree.

Fourths: 1 Roz Mackenzie, 2 Craig Leete, 3 James Foster, 4 Celine Walshe, 5 Adele Purbrick.


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