Costa Mesa, CA (October 27, 2016): The 2016 Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by Banzai Bowls has a stacked field of the best 16&Under competitors from across the country. These competitors (see list below) will be battling it out for coveted National Titles and prize money. The Boys and Girls 16/U division champions will win an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the RCGS International Final against the top 8 qualifiers from around the world, set to go on the Search at an undisclosed location in early 2017. This year’s National Final will be held for the first time at Seaside Reef, which expects to provide fun and rippable conditions. See below for the full event schedule and be sure to tune into the live webcast this Saturday, October 29th at 7:45AM. Follow along on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter - @ripcurl_usa to get in on all the action.
To follow all the action, get a recap on the qualifier events, as well as photo and video highlights, head to www.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 and now culminates with an International final held at a different location each year. 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.
Former GromSearch champions include current WSL World Tour stars; Gabriel Medina, Owen Wright, Jordy Smith, Matt Wilkinson, Nat Young, Kolohe Andino, Tyler Wright, Stephanie Gilmore and Sally Fitzgibbons.
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