Movie shoot follows win

Harry Bryant won the Clash of the Groms at Mudjimba.
Harry Bryant won the Clash of the Groms at Mudjimba.

SURFER Harry Bryant will be on a high when he heads to Indonesia for an upcoming movie shoot after taking out Saturday's Clash of the Groms.

The 17-year-old stole the show in the Mudjimba under-18 line-up through a series of powerful manoeuvres in tough conditions.

The 0.75m swell didn't seem to hold Bryant back as he made the most of limited opportunities on offer from the choppy break.

"It was tough out there today and there was not much happening, but I did my best," he said.

"It was a long day but I am just stoked to get the win.

"The other guys surfed really well, so to win here at home is pretty special."

The former Sunshine Beach High student, who graduated last year, has picked up a sponsorship deal with Rip Curl. He heads to Indonesia later this year at the invitation of Surfing Life magazine for the filming of a DVD.

"I have been to Indo before and love it over there, so it will be good to get back there and hopefully score some good waves," he said.

Bryant said he was planning to try his hand at the World Qualifying Series in the hope of making the World Championship Tour.

"I am going to have a crack soon at making the tour, which would be a dream if I made it," he said.

"Julian Wilson and Mitch Coleborn are doing really well, so it can be done."

Blaine Robinson finished second, Coolum's Kirra Green third and Sunshine Beach's Aaron Kelly fourth.

The under-17 girls' division was taken out by Coolum's Jaleesa Vincent, ahead of Alexandra Headland's Sophie McCulloch in second, Ebony Wilson and fourth-placed Vittoria Farmer, of Noosa.


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