Costa Mesa, CA (October 27, 2008): With 64 of the nation’s top shelf talent making the pilgrimage out to Salt Creek, CA for the 2008 Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by Boost Mobile this Sunday, November 2, the stage is set to make history.
Hosting the world’s first solar-powered webcast, you can check out the likes of Nat Young, Luke Davis, Koa Smith, and other super-talents through www.ripcurl.com no matter where you are in the world, as the youngsters will battle each other for GromSearch National glory.
Former Boys 14/under GromSearch National Final Champion and recent winner of the 4-star WQS Cold Water Classic, Nat Young, is locked and loaded to bring the fury to the Creek this Sunday. “I’m really pumped up to surf in this year’s Nationals. I’ve been doing it since I was 12 and seeing all the winners get the chance to go to Bells makes me super psyched,” Young said. “I had so much fun at this year’s Cold Water and I’m ready to do my best in another big event!”
With hefty cash prizes on the line, the real golden carrot lies for the winners of the Boys’ and Girls’ 16/under divisions: an all expenses-paid trip to Bells Beach, Australia to compete in the International GromSearch Final that runs smack-dab in the middle of the Rip Curl Pro WCT. The ultimate big-league experience for the next crop of ASP World Tour stars…
Official forecast partner, Surfline, has rubbed the crystal ball and confirmed a solid mix of South and SW swell to offer head high conditions, which will undoubtedly serve up the proper platform for the nation's best talent to flair up.
Lock on to www.ripcurl.com to catch all the live action from Salt Creek this Sunday, November 2, and check back for all post-event news, photos, and videos.