Rip Curl Grom Search

Rip Curl’s innovative Gromsearch program, for male and female groms under 16, is set to launch nationally next month with a series of three explosive events on the Aussie East Coast.

Through a joint development co-op with Surfing Australia each event is set to be an awesome and fun celebration of grommet surfing.

Way more than your average contest, each event will involve lots of crazy action, music, bands, prizes, giveaways, and big screen video footage. Each event is also set to showcase a gnarly “Boost for Cash Airshow” with $1,000 prizemoney up for grabs at each location.

Each Airshow will be open to the best aerialists on the East Coast, where no restrictions on age or numbers will apply – instead it’ll be time to boost, launch, and fly.

Dates and locations of the three Gromsearch events planned for 2000 are as follows :-

1. VICTORIA – Jan Juc, Torquay : September 21-24

2. QUEENSLAND – Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast : September 28-October 1

3. NEW SOUTH WALES – Avoca, Central Coast : December 19-22

Each event will incorporate FIVE different Age divisions – Boys U/16, U/14, U/12, and Girls U/16, U/12 – involving a unique competition format where every competitor surfs at least twice.

“There’s a place in this for every young grom, male and female” explained Surfing Australia National Director Alan Atkins. “We have huge numbers of young surfers wanting the opportunity to try their hand at contest surfing and this a great chance without the pressure of higher level events”.

Rip Curl’s Adam Sharp commented “We’re stoked that together with Surfing Australia, we can launch a unique series of hardcore grommet events on the East Coast. We’re expecting big numbers at each location, and with lots of sick action planned, the grommets around the country are going to go mad. It promises to be awesome”.

Rip Curl and Surfing Australia welcome national co-sponsor partners REEF, SHOCK RECORDS, and WAVES MAGAZINE onboard.

Presentation sponsors for each State event include :-

For Victoria – Speaky’s, KRock, and The Echo For Queensland – Brothers Neilson For New South Wales – Slimes

Gromsearch is a key part of Rip Curl’s ongoing Core-Grassroots program, dedicated to the continued support of Australian boardclubs and junior development nationwide.

For further Gromsearch information, check out www.surfingaustralia.com Explosive surfing, grommet energy, awesome action…..The spirit of surfing. The spirit of The Search.