27 July, 2020 – Kuta, Bali: The winners of the first Grom Patrol online Comp of 2020 were announced last evening at Kosta Hostel Berawa, after all the clips were reviewed and judged, the groms had all been fed, and everyone had been treated to a video highlight reel of the weekend’s events that was filmed and edited by Sean Gilhooley of Indoinc. Check it out at https://youtu.be/ukIR44bwZqc
Starting with the youngest first, it was micro-grom Jasper Glossop posting a win in the Under 10 Boys Division, Westen Hirst smashing the Under 14 Boys Division, Georgie May taking out the Under 14 Girls Division, Ketut Tia continuing her winning form from last year in the Under 17 Girls, and Pajar Ariana following her lead with a win in the Under 17 Boys Division.
All the winners from this week will advance to the grand final, which will happen on Week 5 (21-23 August) of the Grom Patrol, but they can still enter and compete in any or all of the other upcoming Comp’s. However, should they come in first place again, the runner up will be declared the winner and will join in the grand final, so everyone has multiple chances to win.
The 2nd annual Tipi Jabrik’s Grom Patrol Camp and Comp began last Thursday with an afternoon technical meeting to ensure that all the staff and the participants knew the rules, the schedule, and what protocols to follow. Then Friday and Saturday saw all the Camp and Comp participants head down to Legian Beach for surfing and instruction, fun with their friends at the beach and to show off their best surfing for the official Grom Patrol video team who were capturing their clips for the online competition.
For the kids that joined the Camp, their evenings were spent at Kosta Hostel reviewing video clips of their performance and doing analysis with the Bali Elite Surf Coaching team, then preparing a game plan for the next day’s session. After, they were given dinner and the opportunity for some quiet time without gadgets before bedtime, as they had to be up and at breakfast at 8 am before heading back to the beach.
Sunday during the day was a free surf session while the Grom Patrol team sorted through all the video clips from the 40 kids that joined in the Comp….which was no small task! It was very time-consuming and delayed the award presentation somewhat, but no one seemed to mind as they played around the pool, feasted on a bbq dinner, and then waited in anticipation to see who the winners would be.
Scores and videos will be available within the next couple of days at https://clippero.com/
Meanwhile we have some great event highlights for you to check out!
From Federico Vanno-Liquid Barrel at https://youtu.be/G9w9Q9dmx-k
And Uluwatu’s Made Ropik at https://youtu.be/_OqMClpOf88
Photos are also available at https://we.tl/t-FrjjTCXyYr and at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4dao7fktiv4ehuk/AABMTJ6pSH0s8NHBo2lRql8Ka?dl=0
The next Tipi Jabrik’s Grom Patrol is coming up this Friday, July 31, so sign up now at https://megatix.co.id/events/grom-patrol
Prizes and Products for the Grom Patrol generously provided by:
Surfboards for the grand final winners in the Under 10 Boys and Girls and Under 14 Boys and Girls Division from
Chilli Surfboards https://instagram.com/chilli_surfboards_bali = 1 Surfboard
Warner Surfboards https://instagram.com/warnersurfboards = 1 Surfboard
PSI (Primal Surfboards Indonesia) https://instagram.com/psisurfboards = 1 Surfboard
Dahlberg Surfboard https://instagram.com/dahlbergsurfboards = 1 Surfboard
Meal Vouchers for the grand final winners in the Under 17 Boys and Girls Divisions from
Made’s Warung https://instagram.com/madeswarung
Single Fin https://instagram.com/singlefinbali
The Lawn https://instagram.com/thelawncanggu
La Baraca https://instagram.com/labaraccabali
Surfwear and Accessories
Rip Curl https://www.instagram.com/ripcurlasia/
Zephyr Blue https://instagram.com/zephyr_blues
Little Fella https://instagram.com/littlefellarebels
Gift Pack – Healthy Snacks
Grom Patrol powered by Clippero from Live Heats https://instagram.com/live_heats, https://instagram.com/clippero_official
Coaching by BESC (Bali Elite Surf Coaching) https://instagram.com/bali_elite_surfing_coach
Supported by PSOI (Persatuan Selancar Ombak Indonesia) https://instagram.com/psoi.surfingindonesia
and KONI (Komite Olahraga Nasional Indonesia https://instagram.com/konipusat
Media Support by
Surfing Indonesia https://instagram.com/surfingindonesia_org
SurfTime Magazine https://instagram.com/surftime_magazine
Liquid Barrel https://instagram.com/liquidbarrel