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."
RUSTY WINS SURF INDUSTRY AWARD FOR LADIES BRAND OF THE YEAR
Rusty is honored to win the 2012 Australian Surf Industry Award for LADIES BRAND OF THE YEAR.
The Australian Surf Industry Awards was held on Wednesday night across from the iconic surf location Manly Beach at the Novotel Manly Pacific.
Rusty Ladies Sales Manager Connie Dixon accepted the award on the night, " Rusty is excited and honored to win Ladies Brand Of The Year, its acknowledgement of the brands staff involvement and hard work and special thanks goes to the design, sales and marketing departments"