Stop number 2 of the Rip Curl GromSearch series, presented by Banzai Bowls, takes us to the warm Hawaiian Islands. The top 16 and under junior surfers will compete at Kewalo Basin, Oahu, Hawaii this Saturday, July 14th with regional titles on the line.
88 competitors will aim to show off their talents as they take to the water for their chance to earn cash prizes, bragging rights, and qualify for the Rip Curl GromSeach National Final, set to be held at C-St, Ventura, CA on November 17-18.
The Surfline forecast for the weekend is calling for perfectly fun 2-3 ft+ surf and bit of rain early in the morning. As the day moves on, the rain will clear, and the showers of water will be provided by the massive turns courtesy of Hawaii’s top youth surfers.
For event registration, info, and updates, head over here. Stay tuned to Surfline 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, Surfline, Hydro Flask, Surface, ... LOST Surfboards, RXBar, FCS, Oakley and Wahoo’s Fish Tacos.
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.