Day One of the Grom Patrol Surf Training had 12 frothing groms, 6 girls and 6 boys, gathering on Kuta Beach this morning for their first day of surf training under the direction of Dylan Amar from Bali Elite Surf Coaching, with Tiana Izquierdo and Mustofa Jeksen lending their talents to the day’s program and Tipi Jabrik keeping a watchful eye over the group.
The mid-morning high tide conditions kept the kids from being able to catch many waves on their own in the warm up session, but gave the Dylan and his team a better chance to keep the group focused on learning about things like better paddling techniques, positioning for catching waves, and even how priority works in surf competitions before actually hitting the waves.
After lunch as the tide dropped, the kids got a chance to catch waves and do video reviews on their performances until about 4 pm, when they were taken back to Kosta Hostel for showers, dinner, reviewing the day, and some hangout time together.
This program is structured to take the young surfers at their present skill and knowledge level and provide them with focused physical and mental surf training and then give them a chance to measure their improvement in a real surf competition, which will be held at Halfways, Kuta Beach this Sunday. Tomorrow they will continue with their second day of training and instruction at the beach.
Grom Patrol #1 is happing this weekend of 5-7 July, Grom Patrol #2 will be on 12-14 July, and Grom Patrol #3 on 19-21 July, and the single event package rate per surfer is Rp 2,000,000 (approximately $150 USD), with a discounted rate of Rp 3,750,000 ( $265 USD) for two events and Rp 5,500,000 ($390 USD) for all three events.
The surf competition series on Sunday is open to everyone on a first come-first served basis, with an entry fee of Rp 200,000 per event, (approx. $15 USD) and a limit per division as follows:
Under 18 = 16 boys/16 girls = 32
Under 16 = 16 boys/16 girls = 32
Under 14 = 12 boys/12 girls = 24
Under 12 = 12 boys/12 girls = 24
Prizes from sponsors will be awarded and there will be a series champion crowned at the end of the three-event competition
To sign up for the next Grom Patrol Surf Training Camp & Comp please follow this link:
or for more information you may email Tom Chaminade at firstname.lastname@example.org
To enter the Grom Patrol surf competition, please email Henry at email@example.com
Tipi Jabrik’s Grom Patrol Surf Training Camp & Comp is generously supported by Quiksilver, Roxy, Billabong, Vissla, Carve, 69 Slam, Chilli Surfboards, S Shapes Surfboards, Sunzapper/Balin, Drifter Surf, FuWax, Shapers, Ades, FCS11, Bali, Swich, LaBaraca, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, Bali Elite Surf Coaching, Kosta Hostel, and media support from BaliBelly.com, Meerkat Global, SurfTime Magazine, Surfingindonesia.org and Baliwaves.com