The GromSearch Event will remain as scheduled for Saturday, July 9th. The H.C.D.A has advised that the water at Kewalo Basin does not pose a health risk from the sewage spill that happened over the holiday weekend.
Costa Mesa, CA (July 6, 2016): The Search continues for the top 16 and under groms around the nation as the Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Banzai Bowls is heading back to Kewalo Basin, Oahu this Saturday, July 9th for the second of four regional tour stops.
Not only will the top finishing groms be heading home with cash and amazing prizes, but with Surfline.com forecasting a solid 4-7 foot swell, the GromSearch competitors are absolutely going to score! Forecasts show a steady SSW groundswell with a SSE swell mixing in, with sunny 85-degree weather on tap, the event could potentially be one for the ages.
The stacked field of 100 frothing groms will have to surf multiple rounds in order to have their shot at a top four finish. For those placing 1st through 4th in each division they will earn a coveted invitation to compete in the Rip Curl GromSearch National Final to be held at Seaside Reef on October 29th.
With the best junior talent traveling from across the Hawaiian Islands, as well as a handful of mainlanders making the trek to Hawaii, the competition is looking fierce.
For event schedule and more info on next events, check out ripcurl.com/gromsearch
About the GromSearch:
Since Rip Curl developed the concept for the GromSearch events in 1999, the series has spread throughout the surfing world, covering seven regions, attracting the best up and coming competitive surfers globally. The worldwide series is held for male and female surfers aged 16 years and under, commonly referred to as “groms”, with the aim of the GromSearch is to nurture and recruit the next generation of surfers at a grassroots level.
Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, Hawaii