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
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:
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