Bay Boardriders Hold Groms Comp For Second Round!

Grom stoke was the order for the day as Boardrider members got their little ones in the salt at Samurai. Photo: Phillip Craig.


FORGET the hype around all of the professional shredheads gracing the shores of Port Stephens lately, the real stars of the show have been the region’s grommets!

After the big showing for the Port Stephens Pro at One Mile Beach earlier in the month the Bay Area Boardriders were keen to get their next round rolling along at Samurai Beach on Saturday.

When the waves didn’t come to the party for the day the older age divisions were canned and the club’s new generation got to take on the micro-tubes with some adult assistance.

Club Co-President Mark ‘Buey’ Buchanan said even though the conditions didn’t allow the older crew to get amongst it, the club’s new family-fun focus got to shine through.

“This year we’ve really been trying to realign Bay Area Boardriders with creating a family-oriented club that likes to have plenty of fun on the beach and in the water,” said Buey.

“We surf because we all get to have fun in an all-inclusive environment and that’s what we want to showcase this year.

“It’s all about getting together to share waves and the beautiful region that we’re all very privileged to call home!”

While there was still a sense of competition between the younger generation as they traded tubes at the Northern end of Samurai, the club declared all involved the winners on the day as they rolled back to Robinson Reserve for a social gathering.

“While we still held heat formats for the day, today was just a good solid social outing for the club and the families and friends around the club,” said Buey.

“Notch it up as a win for all of our members, stakeholders, sponsors and surfers this year!”


By Mitch LEES

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