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Rip Curl GromSearch

Rip Curl GromSearch

Rip Curl GromSearch comes around for the 16th year running.

The Rip Curl GromSearch is a prestigious event series giving under-17 surfers a chance to compete against their nations’ best, and 2019 marks its 16th year running. One of the longest Junior Surfing Series in South East Asia, it has become a crucial stepping-stone in the development of junior surfers.

The list of previous GromSearch winners illustrates the significant history of the series, with World Surf League (WSL) competitors Gabriel Medina (Brazil), Tyler Wright (Australia), Owen Wright (Australia), Matt Wilkinson (Australia), Jordy Smith (South Africa), Kolohe Andino (USA) and Sally Fitzgibbons (Australia) among the list of former competitors and GromSearch International Final Champions.

Working in conjunction with Medewi Boardriders, the event will be held on 19-20 October 2019 at West Bali Medewi Beach. The Rip Curl GromSearch includes boys and girls divisions in 16 and under, 14 and under, and 12 and under age groups, commonly referred to as “Groms”. The aim of the GromSearch is to nurture and recruit the next generation of surfers at a grassroots level.

Winners of the under 16’s category in both Boys and Girls divisions are then flown - all expenses paid - to the 2019 international final where they will face the hottest under 16 surfers from around the globe. Win the international finals and you are well on your way to sponsorship and a pro career - the stuff that young dreams are made of. The GromSearch brings the most talented young surfers in Indonesia together in an exciting, safe and friendly environment that promotes sportsmanship, environmental awareness, cultural exchange and high voltage competition.

 

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