2016 Billabong SA Grom Games


Over the past weekend we held an awesome Billabong SA Grommet Games event at Pollock Beach in Port Elizabeth in 2ft, offshore conditions that saw groms from around the country showing off their surfing. Cape Town Surfriders Grommet Team made it five wins in a row when they took overall honours.


Billabong grom Zia Hendrickse, representing

team ct

The Cape Town team stoked on their win!

The team in blue and white beat the hosts, Nelson Mandela Bay to win the coveted Mandela Bay Trophy which goes to the team that posts the highest points after the four days of competition both in and out of the water.


Support from the beach was strong

An ecstatic Cape Winelands team not only produced their best performance in the history of the 24 year event to take a deserved third place overall but their energy, enthusiasm and support for each other throughout the event also earned them the coveted Team Spirit Award.


Groms huddling together while watching their team members surf


Despite strong wind and at times heavy rain, spirits were high and the enthusiasm for surfing andthe overall team-spirit was heart-warming.

A standout among the young girls was Billabong rider Zia Hendrickse, who took a first place in the U11 category. Despite her young age and petite frame, Zia showed courage and physical strength that belied her age. For full results and photo gallery, follow this link.

Zia bottom turn

Zia with a beautiful bottom turn


The setup


Onlookers rooting for Danella Finlayson



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Mar 29, 2016

Posted By Billabong