The 2020 Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles got underway in a stellar fashion today with some of the rising stars of NSW surfing hitting the one-to-two-foot peaks at Maroubra Beach.
Samuel Lowe (Port Kembla) showed signs of his Dad – former World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) surfer Michael Lowe – as he attacked his opening Under-14 Boys heat. The light-footed goofy-footer annihilated a variety of sections in his heat as he went on to post a giant 16.66 two-wave heat total and earn his spot into the third round that will be contested tomorrow.
Joshua Marsh (Barrack Point) and Jordon Charueski (North Narrabeen) both made their presence felt in the opening round with both surfers posting heat totals in excess of 13.00 to earn their spot straight into the third round.
Ruby Trew (Seaforth) made her presence felt in her opening Under-14 Girls heat, posting a gigantic 17.17 two-wave heat total. The northern beaches goofy-footer hammered a variety of turns that impressed the judges and spectators and sealed her position straight into the third round.
Ocea Curtis (Lennox Head) also shone in the same division, nailing a decent 12.43 two-wave total to earn her position into the third round.
The three-day event will take place at Maroubra Beach from the 14th – 16th August 2020.
The Under-14 division will be given an allocated amount of positions for the Australian Junior Surfing Titles, which will take place in Queensland in December, while the Under-12s will simply decide the boys and girls NSW champions for 2020.
Unlike previous years, where all qualifiers for the 2020 Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles at Maroubra were determined by eight individual regional titles, the 2020 event will invite all junior competitors to enter in their respective age divisions.
2020 is the sixth year the Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles and the Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth have been split into two different events, with the amendment designed to cater to the growing demand from younger competitor divisions.
Due to ongoing uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic, Havaianas beach games will be unable to take place.
The daily schedule will be confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am each day. The event hotline is 0458 247 212.
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The 2020 Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles are supported by Havaianas, Randwick City Council, Mothernest, Storage King, Beach Burrito Co, Southend Hotel, and Surfing NSW.