Rusty Gromfest | 9th â€“ 13th July 2010 | Lennox Head, NSW
Event Brief â€“ The Rusty Gromfest at Lennox Head Â is famous world wide as the original and best Â gathering of Australia and many of the worldâ€™s best young surfers â€“ Divisions include 16, 14 and 12 and under Boy and Girls surfers. Previous winners, to name just a few , include current ASP World Champions Stephanie Gilmore and Mick Fanning along with surfers like Sally Fitzgibbons, Julian Wilson and Owen Wright. This yearâ€™s event has around 300 competitors including surfers from Japan, USA, Indonesia, Tahiti, South Africa, Hawaii and New Zealand. This is the 15th annual Rusty Gromfest!
Sunday July 11 Â 2010 : Lennox Head NSW Australia: Soli Bailey and Kirsten Ogden, both Suffolk Park NSW local surfers, Â have added their names to one of surfingâ€™s greatest honour rolls by taking out the 16 year and under boy and girl divisions of the 2010 Rusty Gromfest.
On an excellent final day with clean offshore winds and quality waves to 1.5m (3 to 4 feet), the two Byron Bay locals saved their best performances for the final and both scored excellent to outstanding rides to nail their victories.
Bailey set up his win in the final with an excellentÂ 8.75 opening ride and shortly after backed that ride up with another excellent 8.45 to win the final on a tally of 17.20 to defeat Cronulla surfer Zac Scott on 15.50 with Cooper Chapman (Sydney north) in third and Joshua Hay (Central Coast NSW) in 4th.
â€śThat was a fantastic final â€“ all surfers were ripping and I knew to win Iâ€™d need two excellent rides in the final â€“ that was what I was chasing and it worked perfectly â€“ two Suffolk victories is awesome â€“ weâ€™re both stoked!â€ť said Bailey after his win.