junior qualifying series


The 2015 Skullcandy Oz Grom Open presented by Coolridge is set to kick off in Lennox Head in just over a weeks time and some of the world’s most talented junior surfers are gearing up to battle it out, in hope of nabbing a Pro Junior win, prize money and valuable World Surf League (WSL) Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) rankings points.


The WSL JQS 72-man division – which runs from 3rd – 8th July – is set to join the long-running under-16 year old junior event and include a $12,000 prize purse – currently the biggest prize pool for any Pro Junior in Australia – with the winner walking away with $4,500.


Current WSL Australasia JQS rankings leader Kai Hing (Wurtulla, Qld) will be defending the top position when the event gets underway and is looking forward to heading to Lennox Head to compete in the inaugural event division.


“As a grommet, I loved competing down at Lennox Head in the younger divisions of the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open and I can’t wait to get back there for the new Pro Junior division,” said Hing.


“I’ve had an unreal time on the JQS so far this year, as has the majority of the surfers who are competing and I know pretty much everyone is hungry to get a decent result under their belt and put themselves in the best position possible as we get closer to the World Junior Championships later in the year.”


Aside from the Pro Junior division, male and female competitors will also be competing in the under-12, under-14 and under-16 divisions.


All event divisions will be broadcast live on skullcandyozgromopen.com.au/live-stream


The Skullcandy Oz Grom Open presented by Coolridge is proudly supported by Skullcandy, Coolridge, Ballina Shire Council, Le-Ba Boardriders, Surfing NSW and World Surf League.