The BPSA is pleased to announce the second full year of the Grommet UK Pro Surf Tour. Again there will be 6 events on the tour with four events counting. This year as added incentive there will be £100 cash at each event; this marks a first in British surfing where the kids can feel like they are part of a professional tour. Each event will be one day only to help parents save money on travel expenses.
The tour starts at Croyde with the Saltrock Open on the 7th April, followed by the Fat Face Grom Challenge at Lusty Glaze on the 24th June. In August Hot Tuna will host the Groms at Porthmeor in St Ives on the 24th. On the 22nd September Freshwater West in Wales will see the return of the Riders Choice Grom division followed by the Oakley X-PRESS Yourself Presented by Globe to be held in Newquay on the 6th October.
The final event on the 10th November as always will be held at Fistral to precede the end of year awards banquet. Divisions this year include Under 16 boys and Girls and Under 12 Open, the current tour champions are Stuart Campbell, Gwen Spurlock and Harry Timson respectively.
There will be independent TV production which currently distributes through TV Overload and the ‘360’ programme on Sky Sports UK and international. Further distribution will reach overseas through Fox Fuel Australia, Outdoorlife Network Canada, Globosat Brazil, Stream Italy and Fox Fuel USA.
The purpose of the Grommet tour is to give young surfers the opportunity to compete in professionally run events where they can learn skills to take them forward for a possible future in professional surfing. By competing in a unified format they can hope for increased exposure, the possibility of sponsorship and the chance to win some money.
BPSA Grommet UK Pro Surf Tour
- April 7th: Saltrock Grommet, North Devon – £100 (1 Star)
- June 24th: Fat Face Grom Challenge, Newquay – £100 (1 Star)
- August 24th: Hot Tuna Grommet, St Ives – £100 (1 Star)
- Sep 22rd: Headworx Grommet, Freshwater West – £100 (1 Star)
- October 6th: Oakley X-PRESS Yourself Presented by Globe, Fistral Beach – £100 (1 Star)
- Nov 10th: Gul Grommet Challenge, Fistral Beach – £100 (1 Star)
For more tour info including dates, locations and contact details, check out: www.bpsauktour.com