Contest preparation techniques from the best Groms in Australia.
It's only 2 days before the Occy's Grom Comp starts and there are Groms flying from every where to the Gold coast and preparing themselves (and their quiver) for battle! The first stop on the Bloodlines Tour is something the groms don't take lightly, so we decided to ask them a couple of questions about how they prepare to fight, tooth and nail, for the top spot.
My brother and I always have heats together and score ourselves to try beat each other, it helps a lot. I also do a bit of training on land for strength and flexibility - Tane Bowden
I sort out boards and what boards are favourites, I also gather all the equipment and gear I need to surf a heat - Caleb Tancred
I prepare for surfing contest by making sure I've got good boards ready. I mainly free-surf and try to get my surfing sharp. I've been doing a few coaching sessions with Dan Ross, Andy KIng, Josh Fuller and Jay Philips over the last few weeks so I take what they have told me and add it too my surfing. My dad surfs a lot with me and helps me heaps too, He tells me to work on my surfing progression and have a good time while I'm surfing. I'd love to go well in a big event like the Billabong Occy's Grom Comp. - Dakota Walters
My training regime... I like to surf as much as I can and if there is no surf I do a gymnastic strength program. I also prepare my self with sprints on soft sand.- Mia McCarthy
Get all my equipment ready, focus on the peak, keep my energy, listen to music, concentrate, eat healthy food and drink water. - Kian Martin
Get my quiver organised, try and eat right before the event as well.. ┬áJosh Grange┬á