72 of the Nation’s top junior surfers including Canada’s Mathea Olin, Sanoa Olin, and Reed Platenius are headed to Perfection in Waco, TX for the North American Rip Curl Grom Search. 1 man-made even playing field in the heart of Texas. Who will come out on top?
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The first organized junior contest ever held at the pool is sure to be an action-packed event showcasing a stacked field of North America’s top 72 groms all gunning for the National title’s and prize money. An exciting addition for 2019 is the Banzai Bowls Airshow, featuring the very best junior aerialists battling for a winner takes all $1,000 for the best single air!
The champions of the boys and girls 16/U divisions will receive an all-expense paid trip to compete in the RCGS International Final versus the top 8 qualifiers from across the globe. The 2020 International Final is extra special as it will return to Bells Beach, Australia for the first time since 2011, where the very first GromSearch event took place back in 1999.
Presenting sponsors BSR Surf Resort and PerfectSwell have worked countless hours creating and perfecting a custom wave for the event, allowing a 3-wave set with a 1-min break, providing ample opportunity for each surfer to go big. PerfectSwell has made the stakes even higher by donating $5,000 to the prize purse, the perfect incentive to go even bigger. We are forecasting brisk mornings with warm afternoons and low winds creating ideal conditions for the pool. Stay tuned to Ripcurl.com/gromsearch for event news, highlights, and event schedule.
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