Notoriously known for hosting the freshest mini-ripper showdowns in the nation, the 2006 Rip Curl GromSearch series is set to debut this weekend at Jobos Beach in beautiful Puerto Rico. Jobos marks the first throwdown in the 8-stop G. Search series with a generous waiting period of 3 days (May 27-29).
: "We want to have the best waves as possible for these kids, said GromSearch contest director Darren Brilhart, who also runs prestigious events such as the X Games, Cold Water Classic, and Lower Trestles Surf Bout. "We have 3 days to get one day of competition in, so we will be watching forecasts for Puerto Rico carefully in the next couple days.
:Once again, not only is the GromSearch promising to host a professional environment for these groms to compete in, but there's also the standard truck full of loot at stake for each division. Add the chance to qualify for the National Final, being held at Salt Creek, CA this November, as well as the chance to qualify for the International GromSearch Final, being held at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells, these groms have plenty on the line at each venue.
:There are still spots open for this weekend's Jobos event in PR, so plan on getting down to the beach early for beach entry. Click on to www.ripcurl.com/gromsearch for more information on this year's series. We'll also have Rip Curl pro team shredder and Puerto Rico's own Brian "Tothy Toth on hand to celebrate the event as well as his 21st Birthday. We'll see you this weekend!!!