TAJ'S SMALL FRIES - 10 Years Of Grommet Stoke!
West Australian professional surfer Taj Burrow will join forces with Billabong, Surfing Western Australia and the City of Busselton to celebrate the 10th anniversary of WA's most iconic junior surfing event in January 2015.
Taj's Small Fries, attracts grommets from all over Australasia in hopes of surfing the famed waves of Yallingup and more importantly adding their name to a prestigious honour roll of previous event winners.
"It's incredible to see the event has risen to be one of the most iconic and prestigious on offer in the country," said Burrow. "I grew up surfing this amazing stretch of coast and it's so rewarding to see the groms come back year after year."
The specialty event officially launches Surfing Western Australia's competition program for 2015, but unlike standard events, one of the world's best surfers will be on hand to mentor the grommets competing in a spectrum of divisions including 12 & under, 14 & under, as well the blue ribbon 16 & under, catering for both boys and girls.
Small Fries has become a rite of passage for many young surfers, with previous winners including South-West locals Creed McTaggart (Margaret River), Jacob Willcox (Margaret River) and Jack Robinson (Margaret River) who are now internationally renowned surfers in their own rights.
"To see the depth of talent that have come through Yallingup is crazy," said Burrow. "Matt Banting (NSW) won one of the very first events and he's now qualified to compete on the World Championship Tour."
"I'll be competing against my first 'Small Fry' on tour in 2015," laughed Burrow. "Time flies by so quickly when you're having fun."
In 2015 Taj's Small Fries will join Parko's Grom Stomp (Caloundra, QLD), The Oz Grom Cup (Coffs Harbour, NSW) and Occy's Grom Comp (Gold Coast, QLD) to form the ‘Billabong Bloodlines Series'.
Stay tuned! #tajsmallfries