Finally some half decent waves to allow a comp after many months of waiting – and did the SuperGroms go off!
With the sun blazing and the wind offshore, the Shoes youngsters (and the Club’s future) made the most of the conditions with the whole kit bag of manouevres on display.
So gun ho were the combatants in tearing the swell apart, that the crowds on the Esplanade were stopped in their tracks!
The all out attack – now written into history as the September Sensation – was especially thunderous for a duel between defending Groms Champ Dion Earle and Lachlan Hickey, in which everything, including the kitchen sink, was thrown at the righthanders.
Dion edged his main rival in the final, but Lachlan’s second placing means he has the lead, by the faintest of margins, in this year’s race for the World Crown, with October and November comps to go.
The other finalists were James McGree, Jarvis Earle and Lucas McGree.
Spectators were equally impressed by the wave destruction flowing from the boards of Casey Earle, Jackson Hickey and brothers Fin and Marley Moore.
Boardshorts from STC were presented to Dion and James.
SO NOW IT’S ONTO THE OCTOBER SURFFEST COMP ON 5-6 OCTOBER
And don’t forget to support our wonderful sponsors: Dr John Murray Dental Service, Only Organic Foods, Lipman Construction, Tengirri Surf Charters, WJ Partners, Puresea Surf Shop, STC, Cronulla Travel, PCC Surboards, Cronulla Surf Design, Hot Yogi Australia, Leo Payne the Sausage King.
AND PLEASE PUT SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER IN YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE ANNUAL PRESENTATION NIGHT AT SOUTH CRONULLA BOWLING CLUB