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Grom Con — River-Surfing Contest for Youth Ages 18 and Under

August 17

Youth River Surfing Contest “Grom Con” Set to Make Waves in Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon – June 17, 2024 – Get ready to catch the excitement! The highly anticipated youth river surfing contest, Grom Con, is set to take place on August 17th, 2024, at the Bend Whitewater Park in Bend, Oregon. This exhilarating event promises a day of thrilling waves, impressive skills, and unforgettable fun for young surfers from all age groups.

Event Highlights:

  • ●  Date: August 17th, 2024
  • ●  Ages: 0-18 y/o
  • ●  Location: Bend Whitewater Park, Bend, Oregon
  • ●  Categories: Normal heats, heats for participants who have shaped their own board, anda unique heat encouraging riders to surf on anything but a surfboard.Grom Con is not just about the competition; it’s about fostering a vibrant and supportive surfing community. Participants will compete in various heats, showcasing their talents on the river’s dynamic waves. Special recognition will be given to those young surfers who take the extra step of shaping their own boards, celebrating their creativity and craftsmanship.

    Adding a twist to the traditional surfing contest, Grom Con will feature a heat where kids can surf on unconventional items, making for a fun and entertaining spectacle. This innovative approach aims to inspire creativity and highlight the playful spirit of river surfing.

    Prizes for All Age Groups: Prizes will be awarded across all age categories, ensuring every participant is recognized for their efforts and enthusiasm.

    Fundraiser for a Great Cause: Grom Con serves as a fundraiser for the Central Oregon Surf Team Association (COSTA), an organization dedicated to developing a high school surf league in Bend, Oregon. COSTA is committed to fostering camaraderie, river safety, river stewardship, etiquette, and fun among young surfers. All proceeds from the event will support COSTA’s mission to grow the local surfing community and provide valuable opportunities for young athletes.

    About the Central Oregon Surf Team Association: The Central Oregon Surf Team Association is passionate about creating a supportive environment for young surfers. Through various programs and events, COSTA emphasizes the importance of safety, respect for the environment, and the joy of surfing. By promoting these values, COSTA aims to build a strong and connected surf league in Bend, encouraging young surfers to thrive both in and out of the water.

Join us on August 17th at Bend Whitewater Park for a day filled with surfing excitement, community spirit, and support for a fantastic cause. Whether you’re a participant or a spectator, Grom Con promises to be an unforgettable event for all!

For More Information: Contact: Chip Conrad Email: chipconrad@gmail.com Phone: 503-689-2366

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