Weet-Bix SurfGroms caters to 5-12 year olds, all around Australia. Here's how...
Whilst the younger surfers and paddlers are still developing fundamental movements such as balance, agility and coordination; the older kids are far more developed both mentally and physically, requiring a different approach when learning new skills.
In order to successfully engage such a broad audience, Weet-Bix SurfGroms has been developed with 2 distinct age categories and 5 seperate skill levels:
Weet-Bix SurfGroms incorporates the following two age categories:
- MiniGroms (5-8 years old)
- SuperGroms (9-12 years old)
Although both categories work towards the same skill levels and objectives, a different learning approach will be taken for MiniGroms and SuperGroms.
A variety of activities, games and lessons are included in the program that cater to both age groups, however, some learning materials differ between the two groups to suit the MiniGroms development and maturity.
Weet-Bix SurfGroms features 5 distinct skill levels in surfing and 3 distinct skills levels in stand-up paddleboarding, each level with its own set of objectives and goals. Each level must be achieved and signed off by your coach before moving onto the next.
Level 1 is designed for complete beginners as an introduction to surfing and the ocean environment. At the other end of the scale, Level 5 is conducted in 3-4ft conditions, and in which participants must demonstrate a competency in linking manoeuvres together on the open face of a wave and demonstrating a thorough understanding of ocean awareness and beach safety.
Throughout the Weet-Bix SurfGroms program and each of the 5 skill levels, there is a significant focus on Ocean Awareness and Beach Safety.
Surf conditions, etiquette, first aid, and basic surf rescue skills have all been incorporated into the Weet-Bix SurfGroms program. Before any Weet-Bix SurfGrom receives a completion certificate, they must have successfully demonstrated all of the relevant ocean awareness and beach safety skills for each level.