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Billabong Grom Series Event 3 Relocated to Mount Maunganui

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16 February 2023

From:  Surfing New Zealand
Sport:  Surfing
Event:  Billabong Grom Series Event 3 Piha
Dates:  25-26th February 2023
Divisions: Junior
Location: Piha- Relocation to Mount Maunganui
Websites: Surfing New Zealand

Billabong Grom Series Event 3 Relocated to Mount Maunganui

In light of recent events we have made the decision not to hold the Billabong Grom Series finale at Piha next weekend.

We hope that the community continues to pull together and gets back on their feet after the devastation of the cyclone.

We have looked at options to reschedule or relocate and we have decided on the latter and will move the event to Mount Maunganui, Tay Street next weekend.

The decision is not made lightly but there were several contributing factors:

Piha is obviously not in a position to host the event next weekend

We don’t have a clear line of sight to when Piha will be able to host us again

We have one spare weekend through until the middle of May and two events to reschedule (Billabong Groms and Waveform Muriwai)
We have participants with flights pending for next weekend who are best accommodated with relocating the event

Tauranga City Council have been accommodating with our request

We know that the Piha/Auckland groms will be disappointed but we hope everyone understands the rationale.

For more information please contact Ben Kennings on 021 2278732 or email benkennings@surfingnz.co.nz.


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