Grass Roots Clubs Tamarama July comp 2012

In: Grass Roots Clubs by doclach 0 Comments Sun 8th Jul '12
Tags: Tamarama Bodyboard Club July competition 2012
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The first Sunday of the month in July saw a perfect day for a bodyboard competition. Super clean 2-3ft waves from the offshore breeze lining up perfectly with the banks. For a Grass roots comp you want conditions that aren't too intimidating for the mini groms and yet can give the top level riders enough power and room to perform their moves. Young Dougie Leaver ripping up on some sweet faces and Tom Bunting's Double barrel into roll, just punting out a perfect invert from bro Alex Bunting for Sam's Little Gourmet Pizza Shop move of the day was proof of that.

It was a sunny winter's day so we skipped using the tent from spon Beach Burrito and just hung in the sun, sitting on ‘the pipe'.

Flipmode's ‘Stoke' award went to Pana Panaretos for putting a heap of judging time and helping other groms with getting their scoring consistent. One of the newer members of the club, Pana has been going hard every comp this year both in his riding and helping around the traps.

With school holidays just having kicked in and some of our regular riders in Bali and other exotic locations, a few of the lads made some handy extra points for the score ladder.

Many thanks to Mongers Bondi, Bondi Surf Co. Le Boogie Photographic Journal and POD leashes & fins for their ongoing support also.
The next first Sunday of the month is the 5th of August, so here's hoping we get a good mix of swell, winds and tide again.
Here are the results for Sunday the 1st of July:

We ran a man on man final for the groms this time around to give them experience for some of the bigger comps. Dean Turner fought hard to take Angus ‘Warney' Cox down.
1.Dean Turner
2. Angus Cox
3.Doug Leaver
4. Max Davies

(In June conditions were small, so we ran a groms only comp which saw Max Muddle 1st, Pana Panaretos 2nd, Adam Ballard 3rd and doug Leaver 4th)

1st Alex Bunting
2nd Lee Kelly
3rd Tom bunting
4th Corio Cremoux

Photos by Jethro James. You can also see a podcast of some Tama freesurfing done by Jethro a few days before the comp here
Words by Doc


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