Piha surfers did well at the final event of the 2015 Billabong Grom Series held on their home break this Sunday.
Claudia Fraser won the U20 girls title, and Elliot PaerataReid the U20 boys title. Another Piha girl, Gabi Paul, won the U14 girls’ division.
The conditions for the finals were challenging with a low tide and 1.5m swell coupled with a strengthening sea breeze.
Paerata-Reid says it is good to be back in New Zealand competing, especially at Piha where he has surfed all his life.
He will contest next month’s Pro Junior event at New Plymouth before heading to Tahiti.
Near perfect: Elliot Paerata-Reid finished with an 18.6 point heat total which included a near-perfect 9.73 point ride. Photos: PHOTOCPL