The Search for the Nations Best 16 and Under Groms Continues This Weekend as the Rip Curl Gromsearch Presented by Banzai Bowls Rolls Into the Kewalo Basin for Stop #2.
July 13th and 14th will see two action packed days of competition as 128 of Hawaii's juniors hit the lineup. Stop 2 on the GromSearch nation-wide tour has always been a season favorite, usually consisting of beautiful weather and fun, ripple, warm-water waves.
The event will see surfers compete for cash, prizes, bragging rights and… a coveted spot in the 2019 National Final at the BSR Surf Resort in Waco, Texas! Also, with a little GromSearch luck, it looks as Oahu will be serving up potentially all-time conditions for the weekend's competition. Official event forecast partner, Surfline, is calling for 3-5ft (Fair-Good) on Saturday and 5-7+ (Good) on Sunday, for what is sure to be a Finals Day for the record books.
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 stacked. Who will cement their spot in the first ever junior surf contest at the man-made BSR Surf Resort?
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. Be sure to follow along our Instagram story to catch the action live @ripcurl_usa.
The Rip Curl GromSearch series would not be possible without the incredible support from its partners: Banzai Bowls, BSR Surf Resort, Perfect Swell, Surfrider Foundation, Lost Surfboards, Wahoos, Flexfit, Sector 9, Oakley, FCS, Surface and Surfline.