Massive scores on day two of Skullcandy Oz Grom Open pres. by Coolridge.
LENNOX HEAD (Saturday, July 4, 2015): After a successful aerial and water patrol this morning, the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open presented by Coolridge recommenced today with hundreds of surfers getting their opportunity to shine in clean and punchy two-to-four foot waves.
Kehu Butler (Arataki, NZL) made his trans-Tasman journey worthwhile, posting a handful of excellent scores in excess of eight points in the 16-and-Under Boys. The New Zealand surfer utilised his solid forehand repertoire to grind out some massive hooks and notch up a heat total of 17.40 (out of a possible 20 points), which left his fellow competitors chasing a combination of scores to take away his lead. Kehu will now face Morgan Ciblic (Merewether, NSW), Dylan Moffatt (Narrabeen, NSW) and Jack Murray (Lennox Head, NSW) in the second round which will kick off on Monday.
Caleb Tancred (Avoca, NSW) advanced through to the second round following an impressive performance in the 14-and-Under Boys, which saw him rewarded with a near perfect 9.5 wave score as well as an 8.4. Tancred unloaded a barrage of massive forehand rail turns to post the aforementioned scores, which gave him a heat total of 17.90, the highest of the event so far.
Stan Norman (England) few the flag for the European surfing contingent posting a massive 9.15 wave score (out of a possible ten points) for two single forehand turns in the 12-and-Under Boys. Norman has now cemented his position in the second round where he will face off with Ethan Huxtable (Jan Juc, Vic) and local surfers Lucas Magree (Lennox Head, NSW) and Dembe Ryan (Lennox Head, NSW).
Alyssa Lock (Tweed Heads, NSW) was the standout performer in the 16-and-Under Girls. Lock drew out a series of giant backhand snaps and carves to take the win ahead of Sienna Coulter (Balgowlah, NSW), Amy Gore (Christies Beach, SA) and Paige Channells (Coffs Harbour, NSW) who took out second, third and fourth respectively.
Competition will commence each day at 7:30am with the call for the days schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:55am. The event hotline is 0458 247 212.
The six-day event will see over 300 competitors duke it out in under-12, under-14 and under-16 divisions as well as a prestigious World Surf League (WSL) Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) event.
All event divisions will be broadcast live on skullcandyozgromopen.com.au as well as all results and schedule updates.
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.