Rip Curl Grom Search

West Coast Rip Curl Grom Search is on full swing.

The 2001 Rip Curl Grom Search presented by Surfing and Surfing Girl magazine began last Friday June 22nd at Pacific Beach, the event was in-conjunction with South Coast Surf Shop and co-sponsored by Electric, Epitaph and Sticky Bumps.

There were over 40 stoked groms from ages 8 to 15, beginners and top groms competing for tons of prizes and huge trophies. “This was the first contest I ever surfed in, is every contest like this? ” said 9 year old Trevor Crusing as he was cruising to the re-qualifying round.

Everyone wins at the Rip Curl Grom Search as each kid received a goodie bag stuffed with prizes, surfs twice or more, lunch from Taco Surf and fun and games for the entire day.


1.Wyatt Taubman
2. David Dupont
3. Jensen Hassett
4. Jason Mcilwee
5. Tim Pfannenstiel
6. Billy Harris

1. Lauren Sweeney
2. Jennifer Smith
3. Samantha Roper
4. Annika Huffman
5. Jenna Kline

1. Chris Slater
2. Jordan Gaudet
3. Jojo Roper
4. Sebastien Becerra
5. Cody Stone
6. Dominic Hoag

Next Rip Curl Grom Search Tuesday, July 10th at San Clemente Pier, pick up your entry form at the Rip Curl Surf Center in San Clemente or call (949) 498-4920 for information.

Future event dates are as follows:

WEST COAST July 10 RIP CURL SURF CENTER/San Clemente, CA (Phone 949-498-4920)
July 13 JACK’S /Huntington Beach, CA (Phone 714-536-4516)
July 17 ZJ’s/Santa Monica, CA (Phone 310-392-5646)
Aug 9 BEACH HOUSE/Santa Barbara, CA (Phone 805-963-1281) Aug 11 CENTRAL COAST SURFBOARDS/Cayucos, CA (Phone 805-541-1129)
Aug 14 PAC WAVE/Santa Cruz, CA (Phone 831-458-9283)
June 23 WHALEBONE SURF SHOP/Outer Banks, NC (Phone 252-261-6024)
July 10 WARM WINDS/Narragansett Beach, RI (Phone 401-789-9040)
July 11 RICK’S ACTION SPORTS/Robert Moses Beach , NY (Phone 631-581-9424)
July 12 WAVE JAMMER/Seaside Park, NJ (Phone 732-929-8656)
Aug 4 K-COAST/Ocean City, MD (Phone 410-723-3330)
Sept 15 WAVE RIDING VEHICLES/ Virginia Beach, VA (Phone 757-428-1877)