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NZ Backdoor GromBash Manu Bay Results

20th April 2015


( Top photo Britt Kindred by  Col / Surf2Surf.com)

The 2015 Backdoor GromBash was held at Manu Bay, Raglan yesterday. The expected swell pulsed in throughout the day with clean 1.5m waves and offshore winds perfect conditions for a great event.

Muriwai surfer Britt Kindred claimed her first ever win at national level in the Under 20 Girls Division.  Kindred was a stand-out surfer all weekend claiming a perfect ten point ride in the semifinals before going on to win the final.

Kindred finished with a 23.2 point heat total defeating Ella Williams (WGM) who finished second on 11.4 points, unable to find a good second scoring ride after her 8.27 point ride.  Placing third in the final was double-finalist Elin Tawharu (Mnt) ahead of Tiana- Breeze de Mooij (Mnt) in fourth.

De Mooij stunned her opponents with her own victory in the Under 17 Girls Division, her first ever win at national level.  De Mooij cut her way through the field of surfers in both the Under 17 Girls and Under 20 Girls Divisions with a strong backhand attack.  In the final of the Under 17 Girls Division she posted a 12.47 point heat total to beat Britt Kindred with Elin Tawharu having to settle for a pair of thirds this weekend.  Milly Crewe (Tara) placed fourth in the final.

Under 20 Girls Final

1st – Britt Kindred (Muri), 13.2
2nd – Ella Williams (WGM), 11.4
3rd – Elin Tawharu (Mnt), 9.83
4th – Tiana – Breeze de Mooij (Mnt), 7.47

Under 17 Girls Final

1st – Tiana – Breeze de Mooj (Mnt), 12.47
2nd – Britt Kindred (Muri), 10.67
3rd – Elin Tawharu (Mnt), 8.73
4th -Milly Crewe (Tara), 7.13

Under 14 Girls Finals

1st – Kai Woolf (Gis), 15.3
2nd – Saffi Vette (Gis), 12.2
3rd – Gabrielle Paul (Piha), 5.9
4th – Grace Pevats (Whngrei), 5.23

Words by Surfing NZ Photos by Col / Surf2Surf.com

The Backdoor GromBash is in its third year and caters for junior surfers in the following divisions – Under 20, 17 and 14 for boys and girls.  The event is proudly supported by Backdoor Surf Shop, Channel Islands Surfboards, Billabong, Kustom, DaKine and Nixon.

Tiana - Breeze de Mooj Photo by Col / Surf2Surf.com

Tiana – Breeze de Mooj Photo by Col / Surf2Surf.com

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