WCSC Grom Festival 2022 a success!

The Welsh Coast Surf Club hosted their annual Grom Festival at Rest Bay, Porthcawl today.

Busy busy Rest Bay
Where's Wally?


On what was one of the sunniest, busiest beach days of the year so far, the club managed to run the event to completion. 

Before the beach got busy - Rest Bay
Prior to the contest start - Rest Bay, 9am.


The waves were small, but the water warm and the stoke level dialled to maximum!

The groms battled it out in the following categories:

U10, U12B, U12G, U14B, U14G, U16G & U18B (B = boys, G = Girls)

The Welsh Groms
Everyone stoked with their free comp T-Shirts. Only £10 entry to compete, it's a no-brainer!!


The feedback has been amazing from the competitors!

Fun day comps like this is where so many grass-roots surfers begin, and we would like to thank all of the sponsors of the event for helping WCSC put on such an amazing contest.

Big props go to:


Elusive Clothing, Porthcawl Surf School & Balsa Surf Shop for the prizes

Rest Bay Cafe Bar

Pusher Skate School for the skate park (which was amazing!) 

The vintage surfboard memorabilia show

Lasers Are Us for the awesome trophies

Macey Sports for the T-Shirts at such short notice (check them out!!)

George Schofield for the amazing poster!

WCSC Grom Fest 2022 Poster


U18 Boys podium
Luca Owen takes 1st in the U18 Boys final.


Even with the small swell, the Groms hit the surf hungry for victory! The podiums for the various categories are as follows:

U18s boys

1 Luca Owen
2 Tom O’Leary
3 Tom Sheldon
4 Rowan Hill


U12s boys

1 Scot Henson
2 Samuel Johnson
3 Morgan Ellis
4 Kai Jones
5 Ollie Phillips


U12 girls

1 summer Moore
2 Bella Thomas


U14s Boys

1 Coby Williams
2 Rhys Evans
3 Bobby Hopper
4 Elijah Jones
5 Charlie Sheldon


U14s Girls

1 Gwen Morgan
2 Seren Davies
3 Caitlin Bazley


U16s Girls

1 Charlotte Eales
2 Anna-Rose Merchant
3 Ffon Lewis
4 Ruby Lewis


Under 10s

Polly Hopper - Longest wave
Indego Adams - Best pop up
Sonny Williams - Best turn
Noah Bennet - Best style
Esme Owen - Most committed
Cora Lewis - Best wave

Sustainable Trophies WCSC
Amazing trophies made of fully sustainable/recycled materials by


Keep an eye on our events calendar where we will keep you updated on everything that is going on.


Well done WCSC!