25 July, Bali-Indonesia: The Asian Surf Cooperative is excited to present the 5th Annual Tipi Jabrik’s Grom Patrol Surf Competition, Asia’s most exciting and longest running junior surfing event series, to be held at everyone’s favorite location of Halfways Kuta Beach in Bali from 29-30 July with a live broadcast that will allow viewers from all over the world to enjoy the action as Asia’s best young talents show off their amazing surfing skills.
Eagerly anticipated by the many up-and-coming young surfers here in Asia and beyond, the Grom Patrol Surf Competition was started in 2019 and now offers four age divisions for both boys and girls; 16 and Under, 14 and Under, 12 and Under, and 10 and Under. For a full two days, these groms along with their families and friends will enjoy fun, sun, camaraderie, and competition at arguably one of the best beach breaks in Asia, and the worldwide audience can tune in to cheer on their favorites as well.
Already most divisions are full with over 130 kids signed up, a testament to how popular both the event and surfing has become in the Asian Region. All participants will receive gift packs with a Grom Patrol T-shirt and tumbler, lunch each day, and the finalists in all divisions will receive prizes from event sponsors.
“We’ve been dedicated to the support and growth of junior surfing from way back when the surf brands were still doing their junior events,” says Grom Patrol creator Tipi Jabrik. “But as the industry changed and that stopped, we had to take it upon ourselves to create something sustainable. This has seen our Grom Patrol series grow and grow, nurturing the next generations of Asia’s surfing youth with both surf clinics and surfing competitions along with our Liga Surfing Indonesia program, thanks to the support of the PSOI and our generous sponsors. We’re looking forward to expanding the Grom Patrol into other Asian countries in the near future, as our next step, and we’re proud to have the only grom comp live broadcast in Asia…it is a great way to introduce surfing to a wider audience.”
Registration, scoring and the heat schedules will all be available on Live Heats at https://liveheats.com/events/148481 and please follow @grom.patrol and @asiansurfco for updates and a link to the live broadcast.
Supporting the event are Kuta Beach’s best beachside resort Mamaka by Ovolo and Van’s Indonesia, along with Quiksilver Indonesia, Earth Island, Waterbom Bali, Fetch Surf Concept, Flanagan Surfboards, JS Surfboards, Drifter, Freefall, Spunkwax, La Baracca, and Swich, with special thanks to Halfway Kuta Boardriders who are the host of the event. All are providing product and services to help support these young surfing talents, including food at the beach and fitness programs and fun at Waterbom after the weekend.
Mamaka by Ovolo is an avid supporter of Indonesia’s surfing community, regularly sponsoring Grom Patrol as well as WSL QS and LQS events, and now are offering a special weekend rate packages for the Grom Patrol. Contact Nadia on WA at +628563710296 or email her at email@example.com for details to make reservations.
The Grom Patrol Competition will wrap up at the Rooftop of Mamaka by Ovolo with an awards presentation starting at 5 pm, with the finalists getting prizes ranging from Van’s footwear, Quiksilver, Drifter and Freefall gear, surfboards from Flanagan and JS, wax from Spunk, t-shirts and tumblers from Earth Island, food from La Baracca and Swich, workouts from Fetch, and a day at Waterbom.
Thanks to our generous Grom Patrol supporters below for their contributions, and please follow them on Instagram at:
Mamaka by Ovolo: @mamakabali
Vans Indonesia: @vans.indo
Earth Island: @earth__island
La Baracca Bali: @labaraccabali
Halfway Kuta Boardriders: @halfwaykutaboardriders
Flanagan Surfboards: @flanagan_surfboards
Fetch Surf Concept: @fetch_surfconcept
Spunk Wax: @spunk_wax_bali
JS Surfboards: @jsgaragebali
Tipi Jabrik’s Grom Patrol thanks the following for their support also:
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
For more information:
Asian Surf Cooperative: Nadia Masruron
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 @asiansurfco @ligasurfingindonesia and @grom.patrol