2013 Rip Curl GromSearch Presented by Mophie to Kick Off at 9th Street Huntington Beach in Pumping Surf
Costa Mesa, CA (June 5, 2013): Look out, Huntington Beach, the groms are coming! This weekend June 8th and 9th, the 2013 Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Mophie is returning once again. The first stop of the regional qualifying series will be held at 9th Street, Huntington Beach with a maximum capacity of 168 GromSearch competitors locked and loaded!
As expected, there is a stacked field of groms on the Search to qualify for a coveted spot in the RCGS National Finals returning to Upper Trestles on October 26th, 2013. Last year’s National champion, Kanoa Igarashi, leads the charge of hopefuls, while Kalani David, Nic Hdez, and Colin Deveze are other notable contenders.
The swell forecast looks promising on Saturday with a solid SW-SSW Southern Hemi groundswell in the 4-6 foot range, with occasional overhead sets. On Sunday the swell is slated to decline into the 3-5 foot range, but a potential WNW swell may offer peaky conditions for competitors. With 70-degree temperatures and partly sunny skies, we couldn’t ask for much more for the opening event of the season.
The four finalists from each division: 16 & under boys, 16 & under girls, 14 & under boys, and 12 & under boys, will all be invited to compete in the National Finals. The 16 & under boys and girls National champions will win an all-expense paid trip to compete in the RCGS International Final held in conjunction with the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2014.
|Saturday, June 8||Division||Round||Heats||4/6 Man||Time|
|8:00am - 10:00am||Boy's 16/under||Round 1||Heats 1-8||6- man||15 MIN|
|10:00am - 12:00pm||Boy's 14/under||Round 1||Heats 1-8||6- man||15 MIN|
|12:00pm - 2:00pm||Boy's 12/under||Round 1||Heats 1-8||6- man||15 MIN|
|2:00pm - 3:00pm||Boy's 16/under||Round 2||Heats 1-4||6- man||15 MIN|
|3:00pm - 4:00pm||Boy's 14/under||Round 2||Heats 1-4||6- man||15 MIN|
|Sunday, June 9||Division||Round||Heats||4/6 Man||Time|
|7:30am - 8:30am||Boy's 12/under||Round 2||Heats 1-4||6- man||15 MIN|
|8:30am - 9:30am||Girls 16/under||Round 1||Heats 1-4||6- man||15 MIN|
|9:30am - 10:00am||Boy's 12/under||Round 3||Heats 1-2||4- man||15 MIN|
|10:00am - 10:30am||Boy's 14/under||Round 3||Heats 1-2||4- man||15 MIN|
|10:30am - 11:00am||Boy's 16/under||Round 3||Heats 1-2||4- man||15 MIN|
|11:00am - 11:30am||Girls 16/under||Round 2||Heats 1-2||4- man||15 MIN|
|11:30am - 12:00pm||Boy's 12/under||Semi-Fianls||Heats 1-2||4- man||15 MIN|
|12:00pm - 12:30p||Boy's 14/under||Semi-Fianls||Heats 1-2||4- man||15 MIN|
|12:30pm - 1:00pm||Girls 16/under||Semi-Fianls||Heats 1-2||4- man||15 MIN|
|1:00pm - 1:30pm||Boy's 16/under||Semi-Fianls||Heats 1-2||4- man||15 MIN|
|1:30pm - 1:50pm||Boy's 12/under||Finals||Heats 1||4- man||20 MIN|
|1:50pm - 2:10pm||Boy's 14/under||Finals||Heats 1||4- man||20 MIN|
|2:10pm - 2:30pm||Girls 16/under||Finals||Heats 1||4- man||20 MIN|
|2:30pm - 2:50pm||Boy's 16/under||Finals||Heats 1||4- man||20 MIN|