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.
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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!