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Local junior gets to Grom Comp podium twice

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Leihani Zoric settled into a rich vein of form and blitzed the conditions on offer in Coffs Harbour. Photo Kurt Images

Broken Head surfer Leihani Zoric won the U/12 division of  Grom Comp in Coffs Harbour on the weekend, and then backed it up with a second place in the U/14s.

In the U/12s semi-final she topped the scoring after riding the best four waves of the heat and carried this form into the final where she again surfed the better waves consistently, for a combined total of 11.54. Talia Tebb came second with a score of 9.74.

In the U/14 girls final Leihani scored the highest single-wave score but it was not enough to beat Currumbin’s Charli Hatley.

Leihani’s first wave of the final scored six but the best she could muster after that was a 1.53 out of seven waves for combined best total of 7.53. Charli was more consistent scoring four waves in a range of 2.5–4.5 for a total of 8.37.

Close to 100 surfers (U/8 – U14) took part in the event that is considered one of the major stepping stones in the development of young Australian surfers. 

Next stop on the ten-event circuit that travels around the country is at the Gold Coast September 24–25.

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