Quik groms go nuts at GromSearch


The Quiksilver team was greeted to 3 to 4 foot Jan Juc on the final day of the Ripcurl Gromsearch. With multiple team riders still in the event it was going to be a long day at the beach supporting each other and watching heats.

Coming into the semi finals we had 5 surfers still in the event- Sandon Whittaker, Noah Stocca, Lennox Chell, Marlon Harrison and Paddy Hughes. Unfortunately we lost Paddy in his U12s semi final, he surfed exceptionally well but was unable to find a back up for his 9.17.

That left Sandon,Noah,Lennox and Marlon to bring the goods home for team Quik.

Lenno throwing a foamy one up

Marlon slicing through a clean Juc face

The boys didnt’t dissapoint. Sandon, after scoring the only 10 for the event in his semifinal went on to take out the U16 division in a wave starved heat. Noah unfortunately couldn’t buy a wave in the final but still came away with a very respectable 3rd place. After just joining the Quik team in the last month we couldn’t me more stoked for him.

U/16 final

It was then up to Lennox and Marlon to do some damage in the main peak lefts and rights at Jan Juc. Long time frother and young gun Lennox Chell had been surfing smart all event and he didn’t shy away from his game plan in the final despite the age difference with the rest of the field (Lennox is bottom age in the U14 division.) Lennox stuck to his game plan and came away with a solid 2nd place setting him up for the rest of the year to gain a good ranking in the GromSearch series, hopefully qualifying him for the national final.


U/14 final

However it was a dominate Marlon Harrison that stole the show in the U12 division. The cheeky grom from Snapper Rocks has recently rode a wave of success since shooting to stardom after footage of him threading barrel after barrel on the Super Bank surfaced on social media which pulled 100k views in less than 24hours. This event was no exception. Marlon was a stand out all event and capped it off with a unbelievable effort to combo the field in the final which included local favourite Ethan Huxtable.

U/12 final

All photos courtesy of Surfing Victoria.

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