The 2019 Rip Curl GromSearch at Newcastle wrapped up recently and local Keira Buckpitt produced a solid event.
The Culburra Beach-based grom came a respectable third in the 14 and under section.
She will now be looking to build upon this effort.
Keira, who also surfs for the Ulladulla Boardriders, is consistent, to say the least.
In September, in the grom the series, she won her quarter-final - posting an 11.34, which easily eclipsed the scores of Madison Davidson (6.43), Sarsha Pancic (5.53) and Elise Franzose (5.50).
The St John the Evangelist student finished third behind Christchurch's Ava Henderson (14.83) and Jan Juc's Mia Huppatz (12.10) and ahead of Shell Cove's Oceanna Rogers (7.90).
Keira is following the wave left by some other top-class surfers.
The list of previous GromSearch winners illustrates the significant history of the series, with World Surf League (WSL) competitors Gabriel Medina (Brazil), Tyler Wright (Australia), Owen Wright (Australia), Matt Wilkinson (Australia), Jordy Smith (South Africa), Kolohe Andino (USA) and Sally Fitzgibbons (Australia) among the list of former competitors and GromSearch International Final Champions.
The Australian series allows surfers from around the country to compete against their contemporaries in a fun and engaging environment.
Each result in the four-event series is awarded points that count towards a surfer's GromSearch National ranking, giving participants across the country the opportunity to compare their performances against their peers.