- WSL / Will H-S

The 2015 Skullcandy Oz Grom Open presented by Coolridge is set to kick off in Lennox Head in early July and some of the world's most talented junior surfers are gearing up to battle it out. With a Pro Junior win, prize money and valuable WSL Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) rankings points on the line action is set to be intense.

The WSL JQS 72-man division - which runs from 5th - 8th July - is set to join the long-running under-16 year old junior event and include a $12,000 prize purse - currently the biggest prize pool for any Pro Junior in Australasia - with the winner walking away with $4,500.

Current WSL Australasia JQS rankings leader Kai Hing (Wurtulla, Qld) will be defending the top position when the event gets underway and is looking forward to heading to Lennox Head to compete in the inaugural event division.

"As a grommet, I loved competing down at Lennox Head in the younger divisions of the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open and I can't wait to get back there for the new Pro Junior division," said Hing.

"I've had an unreal time on the JQS so far this year, as has the majority of the surfers who are competing and I know pretty much everyone is hungry to get a decent result under their belt and put themselves in the best position possible as we get closer to the World Junior Championships later in the year."

Aside from the Pro Junior division, male and female competitors will also be competing in the under-12, under-14 and under-16 divisions.

All event divisions will be broadcast live on skullcandyozgromopen.com.au.

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