Rip Curl GromSearch International Final
The World’s Top Groms Prepare for the GromSearch International Final in Raglan, New Zealand
Held from May 4 – 8 in Raglan, North Island, New Zealand, the Rip Curl GromSearch International will play host to 16 of the world’s top junior surfers from seven countries around the globe.
2018 List of Competitors:
Indonesia: Kona Eru & Taina Izquierda
Australia: Finn Hill & Piper Harrison
Brazil: Lucas Vicente & Anne dos Santos
Europe: Guilherme Ribeiro (PRT) & Emma Dubes (FRA)
New Zealand: Caleb Cutmore & Saffi Vette
USA: Cole Houshmand & Keala Tomoda-Bannert
Raglan wildcards: TBC at a local trials event
International wildcards: Xavier Huxtable (AUS) & Kirra-Belle Olsson (AUS)
The Rip Curl GromSearch series has been a great stepping stone for the recent champions of our sport. Former International GromSearch competitors who are currently competing on the WSL Championship Tour include: Gabriel Medina, Owen Wright, Jordy Smith, Kolohe Andino, Felipe Toledo, Steph Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons, Tyler Wright, Malia Manuel, Laura Enever and Alana Blanchard.