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December 1, 2021

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Jaya Suhendra powered his way to two top-three finishes at the competition. Photo Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW

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Local surfers were among the winners in all four age divisions of the Surfer Groms Competition held at Coffs Harbour earlier this month.

Ocea Curtis and Mia Baker from Lennox Head finished third and fourth in the U/14 girls. Maz McGillivray (Evans Head) won the boys division for this age ahead of Lachlan Arghyros of Kingscliff.

Halo Banfied (Byron Bay) came fourth in the girls U/12, while fellow Byron surfer Jaya Suhendra claimed third place in the boys U/10 as well as finishing first in the U/8 mixed competition.

Jaya showed style and poise beyond his years as he took down some stellar competition.

‘The stylish natural-footer linked together a multitude of turns to claim the victory and as a result marked himself as a young up-and-comer to watch in the coming year,’ organisers said.

Close to 80 competitors entered in the event.

This was the first of the 10-event Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp series that will be held in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia over summer.


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