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Tim HattonBy Tim Hatton
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Tim HattonBy Tim Hatton
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About

THIS GAME WILL HELP SAVE LIVES while immersing the players in a virtual world of surfing and the beach environment. Not only will players be able to assimilate important information on survival in the ocean through reading the information on printed cards but they will be virtually transported to the ocean and live out emergency situations through their smart phones (IOS6 or better and equivalent Android) and 3D headsets. Just like the young grommet below navigating a gnarly barrel.

Kids experiencing 3D surfing
Kids experiencing 3D surfing

They will suddenly be trapped in a rip current, surf like some of the best surfers in the world, get towed into some of the biggest waves in the world, perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation on a drowning victim, surf some iconic surf breaks in the world (including Hawaii, Indonesia, Australia and more), explore fitness regimes, healthy diets, respect for the environment, the dangers of drugs, alcohol and smoking, how to administer basic first aid, recognise dangerous creatures, apply UV protection, how to react in an emergency and much, much more, without leaving their class room or living room.

COOL GROMMET REWARD
COOL GROMMET REWARD
Family interaction swapping stories face to face not buried in a solo device
Family interaction swapping stories face to face not buried in a solo device

Players start the adventure by running along the sand where they are confronted with issues pertaining to dry land concerning the importance of sun protection, fitness, training and flexibility, healthy diet choices, respect for other peoples' space, basic CPR and first aid, how to react in an emergency situation, the dangers of drugs, alcohol and smoking cigarettes, respect for the environment, recognising dangerous situations before entering the ocean and many other dry land issues.

Then head to the pool where players learn to swim before entering the ocean where they swim between the flags or near the lifeguard tower and deal with challenges of being caught in a rip current, mentoring others caught in a rip, body surfing, underwater body surfing, using the ocean to their best advantage, lifting of the knees to wade quickly through the shallows as well as visiting the same issues with fitness training, UV protection etc. Themes that are re-enforced throughout the game.

Original Hot Grommet
Original Hot Grommet

The players then pick up their soft paddle board where they paddle out through the breaking waves where they navigate through rip currents, catch their first waves, learn the basics of paddling and controlling a surfboard in the early stages of their skill development, which way to paddle when someone is coming at you on a wave, how to eskimo roll, how to duck dive, how to veer to the right and left and much more. They then pick up their soft  learn to surf board where they learn the basics of standing up, how to change direction, learning the basics in the broken waves before heading out to the larger unbroken waves, surf etiquette (the rules of surfing help diffuse surf rage and short circuit localism), respect for women in the surf, dealing with critical situations as well as revisiting themes of drugs, alcohol and smoking, safe surfing and life altering messages.

AVOID THIS!!!

 SURF ETIQUETTE

Players have now honed their basic skills and have earned the right to pick up their fibreglass surfboard where they can perform all the tricks of the trade by performing air reverses, bottom turns, re-entries, roundhouse cutbacks, pig dogging in the barrel and much, much more while still re-visiting the themes of fitness, respect for others, surf etiquette and other related issues. In this part of the game the player becomes the consummate surfer and along the way assimilated information that may one day save their, or somebody else's life. 

"You take a massive set wave. You free fall to the bottom on a late take off and jam a huge bottom turn rising vertically and burst through the lip for an epic re-entry. You repeat this several times down the line followed by a classic roundhouse in to the tube. A perfect ten. Head to the winners podium. We can’t teach you anymore. You are the CHAMP!!!!!!!" 

Become The Hot Grommet Surf Star Champion. Ascend the winner's podium and allow your minions to grovel at your feet and bask in the glow of your magnificence.

The best part of this game is that not only the winner assimilates life changing information but so do all other participants. We like to call it "Education by Stealth". The antitheses of "Grand Theft Auto". You actually get rewarded for doing good things.

The Hot Grommet Surf Star Challenge Board Game.
The Hot Grommet Surf Star Challenge Board Game.

The Hot Grommet Surf Star Challenge 3D Interactive board game will become part of the furniture in all households, schools, surf schools and like minded organisations. Be part of an iconic launch and collect first editions by pledging. Be part of history.

Board game contents
Board game contents

Already in use in over 140 schools in Australia and different parts of the world as a life education board game The Hot Grommet Surf Star Challenge board game is being upgraded to the latest technology where short, concise and fun, 3D movies will be integrated  into the fabric of the game. Now when players get caught in a rip, instead of just reading about it on a card they actually scan the card with their smart phone, place the phone in the 3D headset (sold separately or sourced elsewhere) and get transported to the beach where they experience swimming out of a rip, saving their lives and blowing their minds.

Schools using the Hot Grommet Surf Star Challenge board game.
Schools using the Hot Grommet Surf Star Challenge board game.

The funds raised in this campaign will be used to make the 3D movies and develop the software required to make the magic happen. Many movies have already been made and if you download a 3D hosting software app (just google one, there's plenty out there) to your smart device, you can download the sample movie, get yourself a 3D headset and you can enjoy a preview. The plan is to keep updating the movies constantly as technology improves. The original movies have been shot in 2K, which makes them a little grainy but the resolution will be upgraded when the fund raising is complete. The first year movie channel subscription is free and it will only be $10.00 a year after that.

SURVIVING THE RIP SAMPLE 3D VIDEO

Hot Grommet want to have the final product completed in time for the start of the Australian summer in October 2018, targeting the Australian Education system, where we already have a substantial data base to begin. The idea is to then begin marketing in the northern hemisphere after the initial launch Down Under.

Australian Surfing Award for Dukes Day Event
Australian Surfing Award for Dukes Day Event

 Hot Grommet Surfboards partners with The Melanoma Institute of Australia, The Australian Professional Ocean Lifeguards Association (APOLA) and has been endorsed by TV's "Bondi Rescue" head lifeguard, Bruce "Hoppo" Hopkins. Many professional water safety organisations have viewed this product, including Surf Life Saving Australia, Surfing Australia, The Royal Life Saving Association of Australia and none could find fault with any of the information supplied.

 The game is also utilised by Hawaiian surf/ cultural heritage educational program, Na Kama Kai, established by former World Longboard Champion Duane Desoto as part of their educational and fund raising machinations.

All existing owners of The Hot Grommet Surf Star Challenge board game are eligible for a free yearly subscription to the Hot Grommet 3D movie Channel when launched and renewal fees will be $10.00 per device annually moving forward.

Risks and challenges

The board game is completed and ready to go. The challenge has been to adapt the 3-D movies for a seamless integration into the process of the board game. This has been addressed with the development of a great app that allows the existing cards to be scanned as a normal part of the game leading into the watching of the movies themselves.

The movies that have been made freak the kids out as they wander around the classroom thinking they are actually caught in a rip or are dropping into a massive wave that challenges even the pro surfers. The fun is so intense they don't even realise they are learning. Love it!

Hot Grommet is happy to explore importation of volume shipping for potential agents in the various world regions. Please contact us on info@hotgrommet.com if you are interested in an agency in a particular region.

Hot Grommet has sold surfboards in countries other than Australia which include, The USA, Japan, New Zealand and The UK. Contacts have been maintained in these countries and can be utilised to lead into the education and retail markets. In Australia we have built our educational data base by attending Physical Educational Teachers conferences and the like. The education market has increasingly become an international market and Hot Grommet's contacts within the Australian education system have many contacts overseas.

This is the only project being undertaken by Hot Grommet at this point in time so all energies will be channeled into this ground breaking project.

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    Box of 10 games, perfect for the educational institutions, be it school, surf school, board riding group, promotional pack. The best way to educate a class is to have several games going at once with an expert overseeing and answering questions. A great way to learn and have fun. The class is a breeze for teachers and its great for those rainy days when you can't use the sports field for physical exercise but still want a productive outcome for your class. Great rewards prizes for clubs and institutions for high achievers or encouragement awards. Got a cause you want to promote with giveaways? Perfect prize.
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    A Hot Grommet Surf Star Challenge board game plus 1 year free subscription to The Hot Grommet 3D movie app. A Hot Grommet branded 3D video viewing head set and a Hot Grommet branded Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Chart to put on your fridge. If you have an emergency just follow the chart. Corporate recognition on one of the 3D movies to be viewed as part of the game for 5 years. And recognition on our website. www.hotgrommet.com Assuming the corporation nominated is within the guidelines of the Hot Grommet creed.

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