Our local female junior surfers had podium finishes at the Billabong Oz Grom Cup held at Park Beach in Coffs Harbour in small playful waves last week
Lehani Kaloh-Zoric (Byron Bay) was runner-up in the U/10s girls, while Lennox Head surfers Juniper Harper and Ocea Curtis finished third and fourth respectively in the U/12 girls.
Henley Smith (Suffolk Park) was fourth in the U/8 mixed division.
Touma Cameron (Byron Bay) along with Jack O’Brien (Lennox Head) made the 16 boys semifinals.
Most states were represented in the event, with surfers coming from Queensland, NSW, Victoria, and WA.
Earlier in the month Ocea Curtis (Lennox Head) came runner-up in the U/12s at the 20th Barney Miller Classic at Sawtell. The annual event raises money for a different individual each year who has suffered a life-changing spinal injury.
Soli Bailey (Byron Bay) had a hard heat to start his campaign in Victoria at the 58th Annual Rip Curl Bells Beach Pro.
Bailey drew current number two Kolohe Andino from California and Seth Moniz from Hawaii. It turned into a fight for second place against Moniz after Andino took charge early in the heat. Bailey had the chance on a last second wave but fell short by less than half a point. He will now surf in the sudden-death round two.