The Corpus Christi Grom Roundup was held Saturday August 23rd, 2014 at Bob Hall Pier!
Sunny skies greeted all the competitors on a beautiful Saturday morning. Surf was in the knee to waist high range with minimal current and perfect for all the young groms new to TGSA!
This Grom Roundup had the largest turnout to date and there were many, many new faces in the lineup ripping up the small waves on hand and having a blast.
The TGSA All Star Team were on hand helping with setup, judging, and helping the littlest groms in the water. What an outstanding team we have!
There was also an exhibition contest held with many of our more experienced competitors to help show the new groms how a regular season, TGSA open contest runs. It was fun to watch these up and coming young surfers rip it up in the small surf.
Texas Surf Camps set up an obstacle course for the kids to race, donating T-shirts as well as 2 lucky winners receiving gift certificates to attend Texas Surf Camps next summer!!
There was also corn dog contest as well as wheel barrel and crab walk races to win T-shirts, bringing lots of stoke and smiles to the kids faces.
TGSA would like to take the opportunity to thank Morgan Faulkner of Texas Surf Camps and all the many volunteers who donated their time and effort to make this contest such a success. Without you all we could not make these wonderful events happen for the kids. Also a BIG shout out to the crew of Atomic Omelette and Grill, who donated hamburgers and hotdogs that the All Star team parents, Ram Villegas and Darrin Brown, cooked for the competitors, and for their support of the TGSA and our surfing community. Kevin Greer, Ken Jorgensen, and Mike Van Syckle were on hand for the ceremonial presentation of the $1,000 scholarship from the James Greer Foundation, which went to the first recipient of this generous award, Coral Earwood! Congratulations to Coral!
Also a big thanks to G-Scott Ellwood for always being there to capture all the beautiful moments at these events!
Registration will be opening soon for our first open contest of the 2014-2015 season, scheduled for September 13-14, 2014, so keep checking back!
Grom Roundup Winners
1st Place – Evelyn McDevitt
2nd Place – Mariz Rand
3rd Place – Phoebe Rogers
4th Place – Ann Jayden Rogers
1st Place – Mollie-Claire Sheffield
2nd Place – Alexa Pyle
3rd Place – Sydney Vasquez
4th Place – Aspen Blessing
1st Place – Nicolas Bertagna
2nd Place – Jacob Granberry
3rd Place – Jose Fountain
4th Place – Lizzie Crawford
Expression Session Girls
1st Place – Maddie Garlough
2nd Place – Serena Nava
3rd Place – Isabelle Kryger
4th Place – Carly Hudson
Expression Session Boys
1st Place – Kason Wells
2nd Place – Chase Kryger
3rd Place – Dallas Cunningham
4th Place – Andrew Leal