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South Island Groms
With the earthquake causing the beaches in Christchurch to be closed due to pollution over the past six months Waikuku has become the local beach of choice a heap of Christchurch surfers.
Being north of Christchurch it cops a bit more south swell too. A surfaotearoa photog was shooting a few longboarders on this winter morning when some groms started ripping it up - the future looks bright reckons the boss!
Above and Below: Sam Sands light weight and firing!
Sam Courtney demonstrates his backhand float.
ABOVE AND BELOW: Cody McCusker
Below: Two hot young groms at Graveyards
Young surfer under the age of about eighteen. Prone to beatings by other members of the surfing fraternity,
Supposedly in a lighted hearted manner. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish whether this form of bullying is about keeping old unfit farts a few higher steps up the ladder. Refferred to as 'Grommet Abuse'. Note a group of grommets ganging up on another grommet is another form of grommet abuse seemingly about the establishment and or retaining of a pecking order. Intelligence has little to do with this surfing culture phenomenom its more about brawn and bashings than brains.