LOCAL Jeffreys Bay surfers excelled at the first leg of the Nelson Mandela Bay Surfriders (NMBS) Grom Trials at the Pipe at Pollock Beach, Port Elizabeth, during which the team to represent the NMBS at the 2017 Billabong South Africa Grommet Games taking place from March 17 to 21 will be selected. The South Africa Grommet Games is a transformation and development tournament that gives young surfers from around the country an opportunity to compete for their respective districts in a major surfing contest. Many South African surfers who began their competitive surfing careers at the Grommet Games have gone on to compete in national championships and other elite tournaments. A number of surfers have also represented South Africa in international competitions. The Billabong SA Grommet Games is regarded by Surfing South Africa as a vital and important tournament and takes its place with distinction alongside other major national events as a defining tournament on the Surfing South Africa calendar. RESULTSBoys u.161.Samuel Loppnow (Jeffreys Bay)2.Miles Boucher (Port Elizabeth)3.Jason du Randt (Port Elizabeth)4.Tristen Botes (Jeffreys Bay)Girls u.161.Shana Zunckel (Jeffreys Bay)2.Taboka Ndlovu (Port Elizabeth)Boys u.141.Duncan Boucher (Port Elizabeth)2.Joseph Barry (Port Elizabeth)3.Tristan van Aardt (Port Elizabeth)4.Luciano Potgieter (Jeffreys Bay)Girls u.141.Kaylee Shaw-Nell (Jeffreys Bay)2.Emma Davey (Jeffreys Bay)3.Simoné Venter (Port Elizabeth)4.Chloe Atkinson (Jeffreys Bay)5.Kayla Olivier (Jeffreys Bay)Boys u.121.Evan Prinsloo (Jeffreys Bay)2.Justin van Niekerk (Port Elizabeth)3.Adrian Ross (Jeffreys Bay)4.Carter D’Arcy (Jeffreys Bay)Boys u.101.Dawid Vermaak (Jeffreys Bay)2.Adrian Lawack (Jeffreys Bay)3.Aenry Biggs (Port Elizabeth)The last two trials will take place in Port Elizabeth from 07:00 to 17:00 on February 5 and 19. For more information, visit www.nelsonmandelabaysurfriders.co.za.