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

Alister Reginato (North Shore). Credit - @adrenalineshots Alister Reginato (North Shore). Credit - @adrenalineshots

Snapper Rocks Surfriders Win Gromtag Qualifier at D'Bah




Snapper Rocks Surfriders Win Gromtag Qualifier at D'Bah

Rabbit Guides Snapper Juniors to Victory

Snapper Rocks Surfriders have taken out the Perfect Wave Travel QLD & Northern NSW Gromtag Qualifier at Duranbah Beach in clean two-foot peaky conditions.

The Junior Snapper Rocks (73.07) team finished strong to take the Inaugural Gromtag Title with Burleigh Heads (61.87) finishing runners-up ahead of the Sunshine Coasts North Shore Boardriders (52.47) and D'Bah (50.30).

Thomas Carvalho (15.50), Kai Tander (16.07), Dexter Muskens (13.33), Jagger Bartholomew (12.30) and Josh Boyle (11.87) had plenty of experience in their corner with 1978 World Champion Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew coaching the young Snapper Rocks team on the day. Bartholomew shuffled the team order a few times during the earlier rounds and came up with the winning combination when it mattered most.

Eighteen-year-old Dexter Muskens rattled off multiple backhand snaps on his two waves in the fifty-minute final and relished the opportunity to represent Snapper Rocks, "I really enjoy surfing for Snapper and the Gromtag format is a lot of fun", Muskens said. "It's great the Gromtag Series has expanded and good to see all the different Boardriding Clubs competing and having a go. We are really looking forward to the Australian Championships in Sydney and it would be so awesome to win the Title".

All four teams in the final had their chances to finish on top but it was Snapper's fourth and fifth surfers Jagger Bartholomew and Josh Boyle who found the better waves and kept the good scores coming through for Snapper Rocks.

North Shore's Alister Reginato was one of the standouts of the event executing powerful major maneuvers in the small punchy conditions. The stylish natural footer posted the highest two wave total in the final - 17.43, winning a Wireless Bose Speaker.

Burleigh Heads, North Shore and D'Bah will also be heading to Sydney for the Australian Championships and will line up against Curl Curl, North Shelly, North Avalon, Long Reef and the top four teams from the Triple Bull Cronulla Gromtag Qualifier being held Saturday 10th November.

LeBa, Windansea, Kingscliff and Palm Beach Boardriders all survived the repechage round at Duranbah but were eliminated in the semi finals and will be hoping for a reserve spot at the Gromtag Australian Championships.

2018 Beach Burrito Northern Beaches Gromtag Results

1stSnapper Rocks73.07
2ndBurleigh Heads61.87
3rdNorth Shore52.47
7thKingscliff "A"
8thPalm Beach
10thKingscliff "1"
11thNorth End

2018 Gromtag Australian Series

1. Beach Burrito Northern Beaches Gromtag

Sunday 21st October, Curl Curl Beach, Sydney

2. Perfect Wave Surf Experience 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 the 2018 Beach Burrito Gromtag heat draw, highlight video and photo's please visit

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

For further information please contact,

Steve Harrison - Global Surftag

Phone: 0403 180 787