Final qualifying stop of Rip Curl GromSearch ON for Saturday, August 17 at Jennette’s Pier, OBX


Costa Mesa, CA (Aug. 14, 2013): Here we go again! The Rip Curl GromSearch surf series presented by mophie is continuing its East Coast tour this Saturday at Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC. The all-important fourth and final qualifying stop of the series is anticipating 2-foot swell from a mix of NE wind chop and ESE swell. With 9-13 knot winds, surfers must be ready to battle in blustery seas.

The GromSearch holds major significance, as finalists will not only receive cash and prizes, but all finalists from the four divisions will be awarded an invitation to compete in the RCGS National Final set to be held at Upper Trestles, California this fall on October 26th. The National Champion of Boys and Girls 16 & under will then be awarded an all-expense paid trip to Bells Beach, Australia to compete in the International Final held in conjunction with the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2014.

The full event schedule is listed below, but individual heat draws will not be posted until the morning of the event. For event registration, info, and updates, head to ripcurl.com/gromsearch. Stay tuned to Surfline.com and Surfingmagazine.com for all post-event coverage, video clips, blogs, and more. For the official event forecast view http://www.surfline.com/surf-science/rip-curl-gromsearch-outer-banks---official-forecast---forecaster-blog_100505/.

For media inquiries, or any additional information on the Rip Curl GromSearch, please contact Rip Curl Team & Promotions Manager Matt Myers: mmyers@ripcurl.com

Saturday, August 17 Division Round Heats Time
8:00am - 9:00am Boy's 12/under Round 1 Heats 1-4 15 MIN
9:00am - 10:00am Boy's 14/under Round 1 Heats 1-4 15 MIN
10:00am - 11:00am Boy's 16/under Round 1 Heats 1-4 15 MIN
11:00am - 11:30am Girls's 16/under Round 1 Heats 1-2 15 MIN
11:30am - 12:00pm Boy's 12/under Round 2 Heats 1-2 15 MIN
12:00pm - 12:30pm Boy's 14/under Round 2 Heats 1-2 15 MIN
12:30pm - 1:00pm Boy's 16/under Round 2 Heats 1-2 15 MIN
1:00pm - 1:30pm Boy's 12/under Semi Heats 1-2 15 MIN
1:30pm - 2:00pm Boy's 14/under Semi Heats 1-2 15 MIN
2:00pm - 2:15pm Girls 16/under Rep Heats 1 15 MIN
2:15pm - 2:45pm Boy's 16/under Semi Heats 1-2 15 MIN
2:45pm - 3:00pm Boy's 12/under Finals Heats 1 15 MIN
3:00pm - 3:15pm Boy's 14/under Finals Heats 1 15 MIN
3:15pm - 3:30pm Girls 16/under Finals Heats 1 15 MIN
3:30pm - 3:45pm Boy's 16/under Finals Heats 1 15 MIN

Awards Prersentation: 4:00PM

On beach 15 minutes after Boys 16/Under Final

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