Sunday, December 19, 2010


Volcom rider Quinn Bruce from the Sun Shine coast has gone from strength to strength in 2010 with solid results all year.
Quinn laying rail in the final
Quinn topped off 2010 with a win in the under 12 devision at the National Rip Curl Gromsearch Finals in QLD on the weekend, he also got the Air Asia wave of the day with his futuristic surfing.
Well done Quinn!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Well the lay out of the day started by hoping in the van and picking up my mate Kezza who happened to be a damn legend and agree to come and give a hand of help for the day, then leaving for our small journey across coast to Whangamata were we would be running a fun promotion day with Whangamata surf.

We arrived in Whangamata to be greeted with some quality sun shine and began to build base for what was set to be a fun and busy day. Before we could finish setting up there was an array of frothing grommets and onlookers keen to check out what was going on. We set up the gorilla and Banana wheel. Cranked the BBQ and let the fun begin. People came by span the wheel, won a prize and took a sausage or two with them. There was a back flipping gorilla, gorillas on roofs, skating bananas, madness in the streets on the small beach town.

All in all it was a super cool day check the photos

Monday, December 13, 2010


Kyuss King has been very busy competing over the past month. Lots of traveling and competing up and down the east coast in the junior surf events.Kyuss travelled north to participated in event 5 of the Wahu Grom Surfer series at Kurrawa Beach Gold Coast 11th - 12th December.A huge turn out for this event saw strong competition and quality surfing in the clean 2 - 3 foot waves.
Day 1: Kyuss started the event strong placing first in his round seeing him through to the Semi Finals.
Day 2: Kyuss started day 2 strong with an 8.8 ride and a total score of 16.45 in his Semi final earning him the highest heat score for his division and a spot into the finals.
Kyuss continued his form into the finals with an 8.4 ride which saw him lead the finals from the first minute. Kyuss went on to post a score of 16.00 out of 20 which gave Kyuss King the win and Champion of Event 5 of the Wahu Grom Surfer Comp Kurrawa Beach Gold Coast.Kyuss said he was super stoked with the win as the finals had good surfers in it and it was going to be a good final to win...

Thursday, December 2, 2010


The 2010 Volcom Grom training Camp was always going to be a fun filled affair with lots of laughs and plenty of ripping going down.

This year we decided to have the camp on the mid north coast at a little secret spot called, ummmmmm I forgot the name. Anyway we had three cabins booked for the 14 of us to stay at.

The entourage consisted of Grommets, Juniors, Coaches, Photographers and a Jet Ski driver. The Jet Ski driver couldn’t walk by the end of the trip and resembled Zoidburg from Futurama after spending three 10 hour days in the sun!

Day 1 consisted of everyone getting together, going for a free Surf and talking about the 3 days of drills. The camp consisted of tips on shooting photo’s, learning to tow ( the grommies lost there shit when they found out we bought a Jet Ski) and on the final day having a comp so they can put all they learned at the camp into practise.

Jordan Lawler

On the second day of the camp the team awoke to perfect peaks all up and down the secluded beach break. They were absolutely chomping at the bit to get out there and show there skills. Coach Bemrose didn’t go easy on them and put them through 5 hours of heat and surf drills throughout the morning and by lunch time the Team was absolutely nackered and ready for a well earned rest. After lunch it was time to bring out the Ski and that’s when the grommets started to foam out the mouth and couldn’t wait for their first attempts at launching via the machine!

Kyuss King

The third and final day of the camp was an absolute cracker. The grommets knew it was game day and they all had their best contest heads on.

Once all the heats were drawn up the grommets knew it was time to put their newly found skills into practise. Each and every one of them wanted nothing more than to take home the Trophy at the end of the Camp.

Harry Wheeler

As the camp drew to a close, we came down to the finals. In the super grommet division we had a two way count back between Kyuss King and Jordan Lawler. In the end, it was Kyuss that got the nod from the judges and received the inaugural trophy to put on his wall for the year.

In the older division it was Harry Wheeler, the Mick Fanning doppelganger that took the win in flying form.

Jack Scollard


Harry Wheeler

Jordan Lawler


Keanu Miller

Kyuss King

Kyuss King

Snow Dog (harry)

Kyuss King

Connor Gale

Jordan Lawler

Scansey & Scollard

Jordan Lawler

Sam Bond

Keanu Miller

Sunday, November 14, 2010


The Volcom “Turd” Grommet Team have been on fire lately winning every event they enter through out Australia.
Kyuss King and Quinn Bruce came First and second in the Kirra /Rhythm Challenge in a stella performance in solid 5 foot punchy Beach breaks at D’Bah on the weekend.
Quinn Bruce laying rail!
Kyuss King throwing tail!
Sam Bond and Jordan Lawler recently took out there divisions in the Ocean & Earth Teenage Rampage at Avalon Beach with the local crowed cheering on there home town Grommets.
massive Back hand hook from Sam Bond!
After young Lawler took out the Teenage Rampage he set his eyes upon the RipCurl Gromsearch and toured around Australia in devastating form and blowing his Rivals away with his solid Surfing in every event, in the last event down Sth Australia Lawler smashed the Final with a perfect 10 point ride and a 8.5.
Lawler's devastating back hand

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Claire Bevilacqua has once again stamped her authority on the world stage by placing 3rd in the woman's devision of the Azores Island WQS Pro.
Claire is now sitting in 4th place on the ASP Woman's World Ranking.The next event for Claire will be in Pantin , on the south tip of Spain.

Jay flying high
Mitch's new tricks will have the judges frothing..

Both Jay Quinn and Mitch Coleborn won there first round heats and will be surfing tomorrow in the round of 96, you can watch it live on ASPWORLDTOUR.COM

Monday, August 9, 2010


Jay Quinn has been on fire all week in the 5 star WQS at Newquay beach on the South coast of England smashing all his heats on his way to his first ever final appearance.

He was very unlucky not to take home the win, with 1 minute to go Jay was in the lead with the French surfer Mark Lacomear needing a near perfect 8 point ride to take the win off Quinn it looked like he had it in the bag but a little right popped up for Lacomear and he belted it all the way to the sand and received an 8.2 and won the event with that wave.

Well done Jay on a great result... now the team is of to the Azores for a 6 star prime event.

Stay tuned for up dates or go to ASPEUROPE.COM and watch the boys live over the next coming months

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


While most of us were preparing for the onset of Monday-itis last night, Chris Friend was drinking champagne at a Gold Coast Sheraton without a care in the world.
The Twin Waters surfer landed the biggest payday of his career by winning the Mick Fanning Red Bull Junior Surf Masters at Broadbeach, taking home the $A10,000 first prize cheque.
Friend won a nail-biting final against Matt Banting after his two-wave score of 14.60 edged out the Port Macquarie youngster's tally (14.50) by just 0.10 points.
The 19-year-old began the decider well with a 7.5 wave almost immediately after the final began, but an 8.5-point ride from his opponent put Banting in front with just eight minutes left.
However, Friend found a wave at the same time and scored highly enough to hold off Banting's challenge.
Friend would have been holding his breath when the judges were deliberating their scores, after he was denied a $25,000 winners cheque at January's Hurley Burleigh Pro, where he lost a tight final to New South Welshman Dean Bowen.
“I'm going to do a bit of celebrating tonight at the Sheraton, open a couple of bottles of champagne and enjoy it,” Friend said last night.
“I had that expensive loss at the start of the year so that was in the back of my mind.
“It's my last year as a junior and I really wanted to win this event.
“It's great that Mick has put on this invitational event.”
The 20-surfer field was made up of 12 wildcards hand-picked by Fanning, including Friend, with eight more earning their spots in a qualifying contest on Friday.
Friend's previous biggest winner's cheque came earlier this year when he banked $5000 for his victory in February's Couran Cove Pro at South Stradbroke Island.
He had recently returned from a strong showing at a six-star World Qualifying Series event in Sri Lanka, where he was narrowly beaten in the round of 16.