Gromsearch European Finals: A Weekend Of Surfing Excellence And Enriching Experiences

Gromsearch European Finals: A Weekend Of Surfing Excellence And Enriching Experiences

The Gromsearch European Finals, a thrilling showcase of emerging young surf talents, unfolded over the weekend at the picturesque Chambre d’Amour. Against the backdrop of 2 to 3ft waves, the finest groms from each nation engaged in fierce competition to claim victory.

Beyond the surf action, the event village buzzed with excitement. Citroen provided an exclusive opportunity for attendees to test drive their electric car model, AMI. Oakley delighted participants with their latest sunglasses collection and hosted an engaging PlayStation tournament. Surf enthusiasts had the chance to experience the craftsmanship of Cabianca surfboards through free trials, expertly guided by Johnny Cabianca. These sessions not only showcased the boards but also imparted insights on their significance throughout a surfer's journey.

Within the athlete area, Jojo Acai treated all participants to invigorating acai bowls, ensuring both nourishment and vitality. Yon from the Cabinet Bellahara n Hendaye shared valuable physiotherapy sessions and wisdom on maintaining youthful athleticism. Pura Vida added a touch of elegance by gifting sea-inspired jewelry to all the female participants.

The crowning moment arrived with the Oakley grand prize awarded to Alvaro Casanova, who achieved an impressive heat score total of 16.17 points. As a testament to his excellence, he received a €500 discount off his upcoming flight, an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Rip Curl Pro Peniche in Portugal, and an exclusive coaching session with Oakley Global Surf Manager / Coach Tom Whitaker.

Mathias Canhoto of Portugal clinched the "Citroen Best Maneuver" title for his stunning backside blowtail during the semifinals. A stellar performance that earned him a Citroennist starter pack.

Rip Curl extends its gratitude to the Gromsearch sponsors – Citroen, Oakley, FCS, and Pura Vida – whose unwavering support contributed to the event's success.

Gromsearch European Finals Results :


U12 Boys:

1st Place: Liam Sham Koua, Tahiti
2nd Place: Kamiel Deraeve, Belgium
3rd Place: Fransisco Santos, Portugal
4th Place: Tristan Straetz, Germany

U12 Girls:

1st Place: Miliani Simon, Tahiti
2nd Place: Naia Monte, France
3rd Place: Carla Morera, Spain
4th Place: Cheyenne Patino Ubeda, France

U14 Boys:

1st Place: Jaime Veselko, Portugal
2nd Place: Alvaro Casanova, Spain
3rd Place: Josh Karbus, Ireland
4th Place: Manuel Pirujinho, Portugal

U14 Girls:

1st Place: Lee-Ann Boudine, France
2nd Place: Adriana Hidalgo, Spain
3rd Place: Lily Hirigoyen, France
4th Place: Takihei Ellacot, Tahiti

U16 Boys:

1st Place: Matias Canhoto, Portugal
2nd Place: Hans Odriozola, Spain
3rd Place: Enoha Le Pieres, France
4th Place: Inigo Madina, France

U16 Girls:

1st Place: Clémence Schorsch
2nd Place: Constancia Simoes, Portugal
3rd Place: Clara Irigoyen, France
4th Place: Loua Escudero, Portugal

Rip Curl extends hearty congratulations to all the victors and eagerly anticipates witnessing the U16 winners' prowess in the World Final. The Gromsearch European Finals were a remarkable blend of surfing triumphs and enriching interactions, leaving an indelible mark on the surf community.