The Backdoor GromBash was held at Manu Bay over the past weekend with over 120 junior surfers from around the country contesting the event in near perfect conditions.
Raglan’s Taylor Hutchison defended his title in the event winning the Boys Under 20 Division.
Two notable youngsters on the rise are Kora Cooper, winner of the Under 14 Boys Division and Jayden Willoughby who placed fourth in the same division. The two surfers were standouts amongst forty of their peers over the weekend with Cooper taking out his first win of his short career in the division.
Indica Ratima placed third in the Under 20 Girls Division of the event, her best ever result.