Gromsearch Finalists Take Another Lay Day; Head To The North Shore - Day 4

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Sick day on the North Shore.

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Mathis Crozon (FRA) stayed on the lefts all day and lit up sections with big forehand turns.

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Koby Oberholzer(ZAF) got the pit of the day on a long drainer at OTW.

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Liam Obrien (AUS) flairs out in preparation for tomorrows competition.

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The crew headed to Banzai Bowls between surfs to fuel up with good food.

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Mason Ho was stoked to surf good Rocky Point in May & showed the groms how to flair in the lip.

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Summer Macedo (HAW) was hotting the lip with style during today's session.

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Kekoa ‘Bam’ Bacalso showing the groms how to speed run through a hollow section.

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Hawaiian team manager and ‘hack master’ Kekoa Bacalso made sure the groms were getting pumped for the waves on offer today.

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New Zealander Kehu Butler was ripping during the freesurfs and is looking dangerous for tomorrow's competition.

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The girls were all smiles after scoring waves on the North Shore.

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Rio Waida (IDN) was pumped for a surf on the North Shore between event days.

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Leilani McGonagle (CRI) throws an impressive spray at Rocky Rights.

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Mikey lays down the law on his home stretch of beach.

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Mikey Bruneau (HAW) gives a few tips to the groms before they paddle out.

May 6, 2016 - Ala Moana - Honolulu, Hawaii: With conditions not ideal at Ala Moana Bowls, the 2016 Rip Curl GromSearch International Final was put on hold for another day.

Yesterday's lay day allowed the groms to go on the adventure of a lifetime to the surfing Mecca of Hawaii, the North Shore. With rumors of a large swell, the groms were full of excitement and anticipation, ready to charge whatever was sent their way. On arrival the groms were greeted with 4-6ft clean conditions from Pipeline to Rocky Point. After the session it was time to refuel at the local Banzai Bowls, explore the neighboring surf breaks, then straight back out for the afternoon session.

Competition will resume today with a 7AM call for a potential 7:30AM start, where a boys and girls champion will be crowned by the early afternoon.

For all live event updates tune into Twitter twitter.com/RipCurlPro

Upcoming - Boys Quarter finals

1: Nolan Rapoza (USA) v Koby Oberholzer (ZAF) v Anderson Junior (BRA)
2: Rio Waida (IND) v Liam O’Brien (AUS) v Kehu Butler (NZL)

Upcoming - Girls Quarter finals

1: Brisa Hennessy (HAW) v Cinta Hansel (IND) v Juliette Brice (FRA)
2: Summer Macedo (HAW) v Leilani McGonagle (CRI) v Raiha Ensor (NZL)

Surfline Official Forecast:

New SSW swell fills in further and tops out by the afternoon. 2-3’ occasional 4’ faces; waist - chest occasional shoulder high.

The Rip Curl GromSearch International final is supported by Skullcandy, Surfline, Banzai Bowls, Wahoos, Posca and Surfing Magazine.

Welcome to the North Shore!
Welcome to the North Shore!