Gisborne confirmed as venue to round out 2024 NZ Grom Series Season


Gisborne confirmed as venue to round out 2024 NZ Grom Series Season

After a massive summer of junior surfing events the countdown is on to a highlight of the season, with the New Zealand Grom Series returning to Gisborne May (11-12) for the Sequence Surf Shop Gisborne Junior Pro.

Held at Makorori (Redbus) this grom comp is in its third season, supported by Sequence Surf Shop, Creatures of Leisure, Gisborne Boardriders and Sex Wax it adds another exciting event to the already stacked calendar for New Zealand’s junior surfers.

Conditions in May are generally ideal for Gisborne with consistent westerly (offshore) winds and groomed groundswells creating perfect conditions for the groms at Makorori Beach. However, with winter looming large south swells begin marching up the coast more frequently, the groms will need to be prepared for all conditions.

In 2024 we again see the return of the biggest manoeuvre award, supplied by Sequence Surf Shop the groms can earn themselves $100 for putting it all on the line and going big. Airs, big hacks and radical manoeuvres will see one surfer from every division walk away $100 richer. The Volkswagen Highest Heat score award will also be given out for the highest combined heat score each day with the winner walking away with a Volkswagen prize pack.

The Sequence Surf Shop Gisborne Junior Pro is part of the wider New Zealand Grom Series which includes the Billabong Grom Series, the South Island Connect Group Grom Series and a number of other individual junior events.

Surfers from Ahipara down to Dunedin will take part on the weekend in Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 divisions with action taking place from 8am – 5pm daily.

This year’s event would not be possible without the support of Sequence Surf Shop Gisborne, Gisborne Boardriders, Creatures of Leisure, Sex Wax and Eastern & Central Community Trust (ECCT).

Entries Open at 6pm on 18/03/2024 at New Zealand. This event is expected to sell out, there is a limit of 1 division per surfer.

Further Information
For further information on the 2024 Sequence Surf Shop Gisborne Junior Pro, please contact Surfing New Zealand’s Ben Kennings on 021 2278732 or email

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Event Details
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Author: Dan Westerkamp