2020 Surftag Australian Series

Northern Beaches Surftag Qualifier
25th January - Curl Curl Beach

Newcastle Surftag Qualifier
8th & 9th February - Merewether Beach

Wollongong Surftag Qualifier
22nd & 23rd February - Stanwell Park Beach

QLD & Northern NSW Qualifier
29th Feb & 1st March - Duranbah Beach

Surftag Australian Championships
4th & 5th April - Queenscliff Beach, Sydney

Image - Archy Bemrose - Kingscliff Boardriders Image - Archy Bemrose - Kingscliff Boardriders

Inaugural Gromtag Australian Series Heads to D'Bah


Jr Bemrose Steps Up For Kingscliff



Boardriding Clubs from all over Queensland and Northern NSW will have the opportunity to compete for an Under 18's Australian Title for the first time with the Sydney based Gromtag event expanding into a National Series.

The Perfect Wave Travel QLD & Northern NSW Gromtag Qualifier is set to be held at Duranbah Beach on Saturday with the top four teams advancing to the Gromtag Australian Championships, scheduled for Curl Curl Beach, Sydney 24th November.

Over fifty Boardriding Clubs are expected to compete for the inaugural Gromtag Australian Title with $15,000 prize money on offer. Snapper Rocks Surfriders, Palm Beach, Le-Ba, Burleigh Heads and WindanSea Boardriders are amongst the twelve teams competing this weekend with Kingscliff Boardriders making the most of the event entering two teams.

Global Surftag Managing Director Steve Harrison is looking forward to running the first ever Gromtag event at Duranbah Beach, "I'm really excited to be expanding Gromtag into a National Series and include all the Boardriding Clubs from around Australia", Harrison said. "With so many great junior surfers in the area it's a big opportunity for them to represent their local Boardriding Club and this being the first ever Gromtag held in the region it will be interesting to see who qualifies to Aussies".

With the top five junior surfers representing each Boardriding Club the series will see all types of surfers hitting the waves with the countries best juniors surfing alongside and against the next crop of underground grommets.

Sixteen-year-old Kingscliff surfer Archy Bemrose is gearing up for a big week, "Tag team is the best form of competitive surfing as you're in a team with your mates and I love surfing for Kingscliff in these types of events", Bemrose said. "We are having a few training runs this week to sort out the team which will be fun to get all the boys together. Snapper Rocks are probably going to be the team to beat on the day but anything is possible in team events and all the clubs competing will be wanting to qualify to Sydney".

Bemrose's father Elliot and uncle Matt know a thing or two about tag team surfing, winning the NSW Surftag Title with Curl Curl Boardriders in 2001 & 2006.

Competition will begin at 8.00am on Saturday at Duranbah Beach with the Final scheduled for 3.00pm, which will be followed by the presentation at Beach Burrito Coolangatta.

For The Perfect Wave Travel QLD & Northern NSW Gromtag heat draw, highlight video and photo's please visit

The 2018 Gromtag Australian Series is proudly supported by Beach Burrito Company, The Perfect Wave Travel, Triple Bull Surf Cronulla, Joistik Surfboards, Bose, Wicks Surf and Swellnet.

2018 Gromtag Australian Series

1. Beach Burrito Northern Beaches Gromtag

Sunday 21st October, Dee Why Beach, Sydney

2. Perfect Wave Travel QLD & Northern NSW Gromtag

Saturday 27th October, Duranbah Beach, Tweed Heads

3. Triple Bull Cronulla Gromtag

Saturday 10th November, North Cronulla Beach, Sydney

4. Gromtag Australian Championships & Trials

Saturday 24th November, Curl Curl Beach, Sydney

For further information please contact,

Steve Harrison - Global Surftag

Phone: 0403 180 787