3 August, 2020 – Kuta, Bali: Weekend Two of the five scheduled Tipi Jabrik’s Grom Patrol and Comps concluded last night at Kosta Hostel Berawa with the announcement of this week’s Comp winners to a full house of groms and parents, who all got to view the competitors best two waves and see how the judges scored each surfer’s waves to decide the winners. A surprise visit by Luna Maya, Indonesia’s most well-known model/actress, was a treat especially for the girls, while pro surfers Rio Waida and Ketut Agus were on hand to help judge and congratulate the winners.
For the second week running it was Jasper Glossop capturing the win in the Under 10 Boys Division while Teddy Billie took his first win in the Under 14 Boys Division, and Georgie May again topped the Under 14 Girls Division, Ketut Tia continuing her winning form with yet another win in the Under 17 Girls, and Dhanny Widianto posted his first win in the Under 17 Boys Division.
Since Jasper was already in the grand final due to last week’s win, runner up Kieran Watts will be joining in the grand final, which will happen on Week 5 (21-23 August). In the Under 14 Girls Division, Lidia Kato get a spot in the grand final with Georgie May having won last week, and Airu Nagata in the Under 17 Girls will be joining in the grand final. It’s important to note that should any of these winners post wins in future Grom Patrols again, the runner up or the next closest finisher not already having a win will get a spot in the grand final. So all competitors have multiple chances to join in the grand final and win some great prizes!
This week’s Grom Patrol Camp and Comp saw the group gathering on Legian Beach again, with sizeable waves but manageable conditions as the more experienced older groms attacked the bigger waves on the outside alongside pro surfers Rio Waida and Ketut Agus, while the younger and less experienced surfed the reforms on the inside under the watchful eye of the Grom Patrol surf instructors. Lots of Sunzapper sunscreen for the groms, heaps of Swallow sandals were given out, and epic cinnamon rolls from Butter were only a few of the weekend’s highlights!
For the groms that joined the Camp, their late afternoons and early 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 for another surf and training session.
Check out Weekend 2 Grom Patrol highlights from three different perspectives!
Sean Gooley – IndoInc:
Federico Vanno-Liquid Barrel
Uluwatu’s Made Ropik
More photos can be downloaded from here:
The next Tipi Jabrik’s Grom Patrol is coming up this Friday, August 7, 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
Zephyr Blue https://instagram.com/zephyr_blues
Little Fella https://instagram.com/littlefellarebels
Gift Pack – Healthy Snacks
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