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1st Annual Billabong Grom Comp Kicks Off May 16th at Pompano Joe’s
Local surfing event offers young surfers a chance to surf competitively


First Annual Billabong Grom Comp

 

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1st Annual Billabong Grom Comp Kicks Off May 16th at Pompano Joe’s
Local surfing event offers young surfers a chance to surf competitively

Miramar Beach, Florida (May 6, 2009) - Billabong Destin and Ride On Surf School are teaming up to host the 1st annual Billabong Grom Comp on Saturday, May 16th at the Pompano Joe’s Beach Park in Miramar Beach from 9:00am-till. The inaugural Billabong Grom Comp is a surfing competition for young surfers ages 12 and under and will include three divisions—Super Groms ages 8 and under, Mini Groms ages 10 and under, and Groms ages 12 and under. No surfing experience is required and surfboards will be provided for participants.

“We are really excited to be able to offer a surf event like this for local kids in our area,” said Frank Sims, owner of Billabong Destin located in Grand Boulevard and Aloha Surf Company in Baytowne Wharf. “The Grom Comp is a fun event that is intended to expose young people to surfing in a safe, family-friendly environment. As a lifelong surfer myself, I remember the thrill of my first days on a board and hope to be able to offer the same exciting experience to the younger generation of surfers.”

Inspired by the Occy Grom Comps that are held in annually in Southern California, the Billabong Grom Comp is all about children having fun. The entry fee is $15 which includes a signature event t-shirt and goodie bag. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to finalists in all three divisions. Parent/Guardian participation is also encouraged and push-in assistance is allowed in all divisions. In case of inclement weather, back up dates for the event are Sunday, May 17th or Saturday, May 23rd.

“The Billabong Grom Comp is going to be an awesome event,” said Matt Cassidy, founder of Ride On Surf School. “Frank and I are thrilled to contribute to our local surf culture through both our businesses and events such as these—it’ll be a perfect opportunity for local kids to learn how to surf and engage in some friendly competition.”

The 1st Annual Billabong Grom Comp is sponsored by: Billabong Camps, Ride On Surf School, Billabong Destin, Meyer Skimboards, M Public Relations, Global Surf Industries, Destin Health & Fitness Club, On the Coast Magazine, Aloha Surf Company, Pompano Joe’s Seafood House, and I Will Design for Food.

To register for the competition or for additional information, please contact Frank Sims at Billabong Destin at 850.424.3553 or Matt Cassidy at Ride On Surf School at 850.582.2593.

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Media Contact:
Madra Medina McDonald
M Public Relations
850.376.7386
madra@m-publicrelations.com



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