Coldwater Country Heats Up For Stop #4 Of Rip Curl GromSearch

Known for its chilly waters and winter storm surf, Santa Cruz delivered a fresh alternative for stop #4 of the Rip Curl GromSearch, held July 12 at the Hook. Scorching temps and a chest high south pulse had nor cal groms and trannies alike battling it out for GromSearch gold.

The event combined the hottest up and coming talent from Santa Cruz, such as Austin Smith Ford, Nat Young, and Colin Dwyer, with hot So Cal prospects such as Andrew Doheny.

Even though an Iron Man award isn’t recognized at the G-Search, Doheny earned himself that title, as he not only competed in but finaled in all three male divisions (16 and under, 14 and under, 12 and under). However, finaling wasn’t enough for the Newport 12 year old; he walked away with platinum victory trophies for both 14 and under, 12 and under, and the Nintendo Prize Package Maneuver of the Day Award for a valiant frontside hack thrown in his 14 and under final. “It was really fun to do the GromSearch, Andrew shyly murmured into the mic held by GromSearch announcer Ryan Simmons during his victory speech. “The waves were really fun. It was kinda like Lowers out there.

Other standouts of the day included Ashton Madeley, who was the man to beat in the 16 and under final, and recent Rip Curl team addition, Demi Boelsterli, whom drove the 4 hours up from Santa Barbara to seal a victory in the ladies division.

Thanks to the City of Santa Cruz, Brillo Productions, all the Pleasure Point/Hook locals and the Rip Curl GromSearch sponsorship partners including — Nintendo, Monster Energy, Surf One Skateboards, FCS, Sticky Bumps, and ADD Marketing. Be sure to catch all the highlights at www.ripcurl.com.

The Rip Curl crew now moves onto ‘Kewalos on the South Shore of Oahu for the 5th stop of the GromSearch Tour presented by Nintendo.

5th Stop of the Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Nintendo
Kewalos, HawaiiAugust 13, 2005
7AM — 4PM
www.ripcurl.com for entry information

Results — Rip Curl GromSearch at the Hook, Santa Cruz

12 & Under
1st — Andrew Doheny
2nd— Bjorn Temple
3rd — Anthony Dunn
4th — Cole Walter
5th — Kadin Panesi

6th — David Mather

14 & Under
1st — Andrew Doheny
2nd — Colin Dwyer
3rd — Nat Young
4th — Cheyne Pearson
5th — Kyle Thiermann
6th — Patrick Shaughnessy

16 & Under
1st — Ashton Madeley
2nd — Nick Alheit
3rd — Gabe Godfrey
4th — Andrew Doheny
5th — Noah Best
6th — Brian Tognazzi

Girls 16 & Under
1st — Demi Boelsterli
2nd — Lexi Wilson
3rd — Sierra Partridge
4th — Hailey Partridge
5th — Sahara Ray
6th — Shara Wiley

Nintendo Manuever of the Day — Andrew Doheny (Vertical Frontside Hack)