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Rip Curl International GromSearch Final

A global Search for the Ultimate groms.


The Rip Curl GromSearch is an International Series of events for male and female surfers aged 16 years and under.


It all started as a one day event at Jan Juc beach (Torquay, Australia) back in 1999 and is now in it’s 15th year.


It has expanded from that small event to into an International series held in key surfing regions around the globe including the USA, Brazil, Europe, Indonesia, South Africa, South America and New Zealand.


Over 2,000 groms compete in the series each year, then it all comes down to the final 8 male and female competitors representing their country at the International final as part of the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach.

The Rip Curl GromSearch series has been a great stepping-stone for the future champions of our sport. Former International GromSearch competitors who are currently competing on the ASP World Championship Tour include;

Gabriel Medina (Brazil)
Owen Wright (NSW)
Jordy Smith (South Africa)
Kolohe Andino (USA)
Matt Wilkinson (NSW)
Steph Gilmore (NSW)
Sally Fitzgibbons (NSW)
Tyler Wright (NSW)
Malia Manuel (Hawaii)
Laura Enever (NSW)
Alana Blanchard (Hawaii)

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