16 September 2022, Bali-Indonesia:  Nearly 100 groms have signed up to compete in Tipi Jabrik’s Grom Patrol Surf Competition supported by Vans Indonesia and Mamaka by Ovolo tomorrow, which is scheduled to start off at 7:00 am at Halfways on Kuta Beach with a great swell and weather forecast on offer, all promising to provide excellent conditions and lots of fun for everyone during the weekend.

Tomorrow’s competition will see a new competition format run for Day 1, which is meant to allow for inconsistencies in the number and quality of waves during the day and allow the best performing competitors to advance into finals day.

“Sometimes with 15 or 20 minute heats and 4 competitors, when conditions make it very difficult to catch many waves, the best surfers don’t make it through the heat,” said Grom Patrol creator Tipi Jabrik.  “So even though they got the highest single wave score, they didn’t get another good wave while another surfer got two medium scores and made it through…so we want to implement this new format on Day 1 to help the most skillful surfers advance and reduce the element of luck so that the best surfers all get into the final day,” he explained.

The New Format:

After each surfer completes their heat, they will be given points for how they finished in their heat added to their highest wave score as below:

1st place = 8 pts

2nd place = 6 pts

3rd place = 4 pts

4th place = 2 pts

For example, a surfer has a highest wave score of 6.0, but finished in 3rd place, their total score is 10.  This total score will determine their position on the Leaderboard, which will ultimately determine if they make the cut into Day 2.

The cut-off for the Boys is the Top 12 scores, and the cut-off for the Girls is Top 6 scores, so those topping the Leaderboard on Day 1 are into Day 2 with a shot at the winners podium at the end of the day!

Another exciting new addition to this year’s event is that the Grom Patrol Surf Competition will be broadcast live by Asian Sports Broadcasting, so friends and family and surfing fans around the world can tune in and watch the action from wherever they are on the ASC’s YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/AsianSurfCo

The competition schedule and live scores will be on LiveHeats at https://www.liveheats.com/events/44003

And of course you should follow the ASC and the Grom Patrol on Instagram at @asiansurfco and @grom.patrol

Thanks to our generous Grom Patrol supporters below for their contributions:

Vans Indonesia: @vans.indo

Mamaka by Ovolo: @mamakabali

Terra: @terrawaterindonesia

Earth Island:  @earth__island

Good Mantra: @goodmantrabali

La Baracca Bali: @labaraccabali = Best choice for the best pizza

Zinc Bali:  @zincbali = High performance surf zinc

Halfway Kuta Boardriders: @halfwaykutaboardriders = Kuta’s legendary surf club

Little Fella: @littlefellarebels = Kids Clothing for Natural Born Rebels

Drifter: @driftersurf = The Art of Surfing

Tipi Jabrik’s Grom Patrol is thankful for the support of the following:

LiveHeats: @live_heats = Scoring and Ranking System

Bali Belly: @balibelly = Media Coverage

Surfing Indonesia: @surfingindonesia_org =  Media Coverage

Baliwaves.com: @baliwaves = Media Coverage

Pemburu Ombok: @pemburu_ombok = Media Coverage

The Surftime Journal: @surftime_magazine

Asian Surf Cooperative:

Nadia Masruron

Email:  nadia@asiansurf.co

Phone/WA: +628563710296


About the ASC

The Asian Surf Cooperative is a professional surfing organization with 18 years of experience in organizing, managing and supporting surfing events around the Asian region, from local boardriders club competitions to World Surf League World Championship Tour events.

The ASC’s mission is to grow the sport of surfing in the Asian region by offering reliable and consistent resources and assistance to both small and large organizations as they work to progress the sport and their surfing athletes, including consulting and management, live computer scoring, certified judges and professional staffing, event media packages, athlete management, and site surveys, as well as ISA surf instructor and judging/officiating programs.

See more at www.asiansurf.co and @asiansurfco