Rip Curl is excited to announce the 16th annual GromSearch, working in conjunction with Medewi Boardriders, to be held on 19-20 October 2019 at Medewi Beach, West Bali.
The Rip Curl GromSearch is a youth surfing event that includes boys and girls divisions in 16 and under, 14 and under, and 12 and under age groups. The aim of the GromSearch is to nurture and recruit the next generation of surfers at a grassroots level. All divisions are limited, with entry allocated on a first-in first-served basis.
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 pro career – the stuff that young dreams are made of.
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.
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.