GromSearch is Back for the 2020 Season!
07/07/2020

GromSearch is Back for the 2020 Season!

GromSearch Comes Back to BSR

 

 

The nations best groms will battle it out via video submissions!

Attention all groms! In true 2020 fashion, this years qualifying rounds have gone digital! Partnering with the premiere video-challenge platform, Clippero, our three regions will battle it out via video clip submission. Those who move on will face off at our National Title, held for the second time on the freshwater peaks of the BSR Surf Resort in Texas.

In addition to our regional qualifications, there will be two specialty events at our National Final that competitors may also submit their clips: the PerfectSwell Barrel Shoot Out presented by GoPro and the Banzai Bowls Airshow! Winners from those bonus categories will be featured in the two events during the event. Please click the links below for rules and more information:


Rules of Entry:


Rip Curl GromSearch

Diego Ferri at BSR

 

2020 Rip Curl GromSearch Presented by Banzai Bowls

Regional Qualifiers to National Final at BSR Surf Resort, Waco, Texas - October 10

Regions:

West Coast, USA + Canada
Hawaiian Islands
East Coast, USA + Texas + Puerto Rico

Divisions:

Boy's 16 & Under
Girl’s 16 & Under
Boy’s 14 & Under
Boy’s 12 & Under

How it Works:

Choose your region, division, and register (it's free).
Enter two separate single rides by video footage (based on rules listed below) prior to entry deadline Aug 15th. (Ensure each wave is a separate clip, each athlete will need to enter under their own profile/login)
RCGS National Final Qualifiers announced September 1st via Instagram @ripcurl_usa.

 

Entry Rules:

Cost: Free to enter

Regions: You can only enter one region, both video clips must be filmed from that region (your region is where your wave was surfed, not where you are from).

Region Example: You live in Hawaii, but spending time in California, you submit your waves from Lower Trestles into the West Coast Region. You are then surfing in the West Coast + Canada Region, and cannot submit waves into the Hawaii Region.

Division: You can only enter one division, ages are set as of January 1st, 2020.

Video Clips: Performance surfing only, each clip must be entered separately, no music, and regular motion (no slow motion). Please aim to enter wave from take off until wave is fully complete.

Labeling Your Entry: You must title each ride with surfer’s name, wave location/region, and the date wave was surfed.

Swapping Entries: You may swap out a wave for a new wave by deleting an entry to repopulate with a new entry prior to deadline.

Waves: You may submit two rights, two lefts, or a combination of one right and one left.

Wave Pools: Will not be permitted. Ocean surfing ONLY allowed for submission.

Wave Assist: Tow-in's, Tow-at's, Step-Offs, or any type of PWC assist will not be permitted for entry.

Competition Clips: Clips entered from previously surfed competitions from 2020 will be accepted.

Video Quality: Any camera quality is allowed; home video camcorder, iPhone, Surfline Camera Rewind, etc. However, clear quality is preferred

Video Clip Timeframe: Must be filmed anytime from Jan 1st, 2020 to Aug 15th, 2020.

Video Clip Deadline: Must be submitted on or before Aug 15th 11:59pm (region time zone).

Judges: Each wave reviewed and judged on 0.1-10 point system based on WSL Short Board judging criteria. Your combined score will be your 'Heat Score out of maximum 20 points.

Results & Leaderboard: Revealed Sept 1st, 2020

Judging Panel: Bill Seitz (from West Coast) - WSL North America Head and CT judge. Dave Shipley (from Hawaii) - Former WSL CT and WSL CT Women's head judge. Jeremy Saukel (from East Coast)- WSL judge.

Video Waiver Rights: By entering you give Rip Curl rights free use of video footage you submitted of your entry to be used at Rip Curl's discretion.

RCGS Qualifier Info:


Winners qualify for the National Final (Specific numbers TBD)
RCGS NF is a single day event, with two practice days available on October 8th and 9th.
RCGS will provide a practice round free for competitors the morning of the event.
RCGS will offer practice days at a reduced BSR event rate on Oct 8th and 9th.
Event Prizing TBD
You must confirm or decline your participation in the event by September 8th

 

Thanks to the 2020 GromSearch sponsors:

Banzai Bowls
BSR Surf Resort
PerfectSwell
GoPro
FCS
Softech
Flexfit
...Lost Surfboards
Surfline

PerfectSwell Barrel Shootout

Luke Wyler at BSR

 

PerfectSwell Barrel Shoot Out presented by GoPro

Qualifiers to National Final at BSR Surf Resort, Waco, Texas - October 10

Region: USA + Canada + Puerto Rico


Divisions: 16 and Under Boy's + Girl's

How it Works:

Register at ripcurl.com/gromsearch (free entry)
Enter one single barrel by video footage (based on rules listed below) prior to entry deadline Aug 15th. Each athlete will need to enter under their own profile/login.
RCGS National Final PerfectSwell Shoot Out presented by GoPro Qualifiers announced September 1st via Instagram @ripcurl_usa. Specific qualifying numbers to be determined. 

 

Entry Rules:

Cost: Free to enter

Region: One single region to enter. USA (Hawaii) + Canada + Puerto Rico

Division: One division, 16 & Under Boy’s + Girl’s (DOB as of January 1st, 2020)

Video Clips: Submit your best single barrel! No music, and no slow motion. Please aim to showcase wave from take off until wave is fully complete.

GoPro Bonus: If you submit your clip using a GoPro camera and qualify in the top 10 you will earn a special bonus provided by GoPro (TBD).

Swapping Entries: You may swap out a wave for a new wave by deleting an entry to repopulate with a new entry prior to deadline.

Labeling Entries: Title each ride with surfer’s name, and the date wave was surfed.

Waves: Rights, lefts, frontside, or backside. Your choice!

Wave Pools: Will not be permitted. Ocean surfing ONLY allowed for submission.

Wave Assist: Tow-in's, Tow-at's, Step-Offs, or any type of PWC assist will not be permitted for entry.

Video Quality: Any camera quality is allowed; home video camcorder, iPhone, Surfline Camera Rewind, etc. However, clear quality is preferred

Video Clip Timeframe: Must be filmed anytime from Jan 1st, 2020 to Aug 15th, 2020.

Video Clip Deadline: Must be submitted on or before Aug 15th 11:59pm (region time zone).

Judges Scoring: Each wave reviewed and judged on 0.1 - 10-point system. The public will be the judges!

Judging Timeline: Public judging will open on August 16 at 9AM PST and close on August 21 5PM PST.

Results & Leaderboard: Revealed Sept 1st, 2020

Judging Panel: Public judging! Judging for the Barrel Shoot Out is determined by the public judging each wave. Promote yourself to get the best score that you can! Keep an eye on the leaderboard to see who finishes at the top!

Video Waiver Rights: By entering you give Rip Curl rights free use of video footage you submitted of your entry to be used at Rip Curl's discretion.

PerfectSwell Shoot Out presented by GoPro Info:


If you qualify, you do not need to qualify for the main event to accept your invitation.
Barrel Shoot Out will be one hour in duration.
Barrel Shoot Out will be one heat with all qualifying surfers receiving two rights and two lefts.
There will be an additional practice session for Barrel Shoot Out competitors consisting of the same format as the main heat.
Prizing TBD.
You must confirm or decline your participation in Barrel Shoot Out by September 8th.

 

Thanks to the 2020 GromSearch sponsors:

Banzai Bowls
BSR Surf Resort
PerfectSwell
GoPro
FCS
Softech
Flexfit
...Lost Surfboards
Surfline

Banzai Bowl's Airshow

Luke Slawson at BSR

 

Banzai Bowl's Airshow

Qualifiers to National Final at BSR Surf Resort, Waco, Texas - October 10

Region: USA + Canada + Puerto Rico


Divisions: 16 and Under Boy's + Girl's

How it Works:

Register at ripcurl.com/gromsearch (free entry)
Enter one single air by video footage (based on rules listed below) prior to entry deadline Aug 15th. Each athlete will need to enter under their own profile/login.
RCGS National Final Banzai Bowl’s Airshow Qualifiers announced September 1st via Instagram @ripcurl_usa. Specific qualifying numbers to be determined.

 

Entry Rules:

Cost: Free to enter

Region: One single region to enter. USA (Hawaii) + Canada + Puerto Rico

Division: One division, 16 & Under Boy’s + Girl’s (DOB as of January 1st, 2020)

Video Clips: Submit your best single air! No music, and no slow motion. Please aim to showcase wave from take off until wave is fully complete.

Swapping Entries: You may swap out a wave for a new wave by deleting an entry to repopulate with a new entry prior to deadline.

Labeling Entries: Title each ride with surfer’s name, and the date wave was surfed.

Waves: Rights, lefts, frontside, or backside. Your choice!

Wave Pools: Will not be permitted. Ocean surfing ONLY allowed for submission.

Wave Assist: Tow-in's, Tow-at's, Step-Offs, or any type of PWC assist will not be permitted for entry.

Video Quality: Any camera quality is allowed; home video camcorder, iPhone, Surfline Camera Rewind, etc. However, clear quality is preferred

Video Clip Timeframe: Must be filmed anytime from Jan 1st, 2020 to Aug 15th, 2020.

Video Clip Deadline: Must be submitted on or before Aug 15th 11:59pm (region time zone).

Judges Scoring: Each wave reviewed and judged on 0.1 - 10-point system. The public will be the judges!

Results & Leaderboard: Revealed Sept 1st, 2020

Judging Panel: Mason Ho: World’s most entertaining surfer and aerial surfing enthusiast. This is your chance to impress Mason Ho! Go big!

Video Waiver Rights: By entering you give Rip Curl rights free use of video footage you submitted of your entry to be used at Rip Curl's discretion.

Banzai Bowl's Airshow Info:


If you qualify, you do not need to qualify for main event to accept your BB Airshow Invitation.
BB Airshow heat will be one hour in duration.
BB Airshow will be one heat with all surfers receiving four rights and four lefts.
There will be an additional practice session for airshow competitors consisting of the same format as the airshow heat
Prizing TBD.
You must confirm or decline your participation in the Airshow by September 8th.

 

Thanks to the 2020 GromSearch sponsors:

Banzai Bowls
BSR Surf Resort
PerfectSwell
GoPro
FCS
Softech
Flexfit
...Lost Surfboards
Surfline

Questions? Contact Matt Myers, matt.myers@ripcurl.com

Disclaimer: Per CDC/WHO/Local, State, and National Guidelines Rip Curl reserves the right to cancel GromSearch National Final if deemed unsafe for its competitors.