Rip Curl Gromsearch Proudly Presented By Nintendo Set To Kickoff In Puerto Rico, May 28-30!

Donde estan los grommets?! The 2005 Rip Curl GromSearch proudly presented by Nintendo will be kicking off this Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, at Jobos Beach in Puerto Rico.

The top three finalists from each of the 4 divisions including – Boys 12 & Under, Boys 14 & Under, Boys 16 & Under, and Girls 16 & Under/Open — will be invited out to California in early November to surf in the GromSearch National Championships. Make sure you show up to blow up because Rip Curl scouts will be sizing up the competition, searching for the next generation of Rip Curl amateur team riders.

Been practicing your airs, reverses, rodeo flips? We hope so because Nintendo’s put together an insane Game Boy Advance package for the grom who earns the “FreakShow Award — a title awarded to only the most freakish of manuevers.

So now that we’ve got your attention, head to www.ripcurl.com www.surfingthemag.com www.sgmag.com or your local surf shop and fill out an entry form! Space is limited so act quick.

Thanks to sponsorship partners Nintendo, Monster Energy, FCS, Surf One, Sticky Bumps, ADD Marketing, and Wavewatch.com for making sure every grom walks away with tons of gear.

Rip Curl GromSearch 2005 proudly presented by Nintendo tour dates:

Stop 1: May 28-30th: (3 day waiting period) Jobos, Puerto Rico
Stop 2: June 15th: Crystal Pier (north side), Pacific Beach, CA
Stop 3: July 6th: Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA
Stop 4: July 12th: The Hook, Santa Cruz, CA
Stop 5: Aug13th: Kewalos, South Shore Oahu, HI
Stop 6: Aug 20th: Byrd Street (south of Kitty Hawk Pier), Outerbanks, NC
Stop 7: Aug 24th: 13th Ave. Seaside Park, NJ
Stop 8: Aug 27th: Bethune Beach, New Smyrna, FL

National Championships: Nov 5th, Salt Creek Beach, CA

International Final: Rip Curl Pro — Bells Beach, Australia — March 2006

Does your country have the best groms? The best waves? Prove it in Rip Curl’s 2005/06 International GromSearch Series. Log onto www.ripcurl.com for more information.

Rip Curl GromSearch Contact:
PJ Connell 714-422-3603 pconnell@ripcurl.com

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