Rusty have announced they are taking a short break from their prestigious Gromfest event this year to revamp the concept and make it bigger than ever for 2013.
The event, normally held at Lennox Head in New South Wales, has been running for the past 16 years and has become Australia's premier 'Grommet' Under 16 surfing event over that time.
Rusty Marketing Manager, Damon Hayes said that while decision wasn't taken lightly, it was one that had to be made to ensure a long and bright future for the event.
"We love the Rusty Gromfest, it's a part of the company's heart. However, the format is starting to feel somewhat dated. We really want to make sure we're presenting something special for the kids that captures their youthful spirit. So, we're taking some time to give us a chance to talk with the competitors and come back with something exciting to breathe renewed life into the grommet scene."