For Immediate Release: 2017 Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Banzai Bowls Ready To Kick Off At Pumping HB Pier This Weekend!
Costa Mesa, CA (June 1, 2017): The GromSearch is back, returning once again for its 18th consecutive year! With over 2,000+ competitors, surfing across 7 international territories, the series reaches far and wide searching for top junior talent. Former competitors include current WSL Championship Tour stars; Gabriel Medina, Kolohe Andino, Felipe Toledo, Owen Wright, Jordy Smith, Matt Wilkinson, Tyler Wright, Steph Gilmore, and Sally Fitzgibbons.
The North America Rip Curl GromSerach series presented by Banzai Bowls is kick starting the annual summer tour this weekend at Huntington Beach Pier, June 3-4. A packed field of 168 contestants featuring surfers from all over California, Hawaii, and the East Coast, guarantees an excellent level of surfing to be showcased.
Not only will the surfers be battling for cash prizes, trophies, and bragging rights, but the top four finishers in each division will earn a coveted invitation to compete in the RCGS National Final, set to be held for the first time at Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, CA on October 6-7. Top contenders featured this weekend include Eithan Osborne, Crosby Colapinto, Finn McGill, Noah Beschen, Kade Matson, and Alyssa Spencer.
Surfline forecasts a run of solid SSW swell filling in all weekend as 4-5 ft., occasional 6 ft. waves will greet competitors. With temperatures in the 70’s, this weekend’s event is lining up perfectly.
For event registration, info, and updates, head to www.ripcurl.com/gromsearch. Stay tuned to Surfline.com for all post-event coverage; highlight videos, photos and more. Follow along with our Instagram story to catch the action live @ripcurl_usa.
GromSearch could not be possible without the tremendous support of our amazing sponsors; Banzai Bowls, Flexfit, POSCA, Dragon Alliance, Leus, Surfline, Stance, Hydro Flask, Surface, …LOST Surfboards, and Wahoo’s Fish Tacos.
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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 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, Kolohe Andino, Tyler Wright, Stephanie Gilmore and Sally Fitzgibbons