Rip Curl’s 2001 Grom Search makes it’s final West Coast stop in Santa Cruz

Rip Curl’s 2001 Grom Search makes it’s final West Coast stop in Santa Cruz

On August 14 Rip Curl’s 2001 Grom Search made it’s final stop at Santa Cruz’s Pleasure Point. The event was hosted by Pac Wav and presented by Surfing and Surfing Girl Magazine, Electric, Epitaph and Sticky Bumps. All were there to welcome the Grom Search and 3 to 4 foot, glassy, point break surf.

There were groms from ages 8 to 15, beginners and top groms competing for tons of prizes and huge trophies.Everyone wins at the Rip Curl Grom Search as each kid received a goodie bag stuffed with prizes, surfed twice or more, food, drinks and fun and games for the entire day.

At this event there were a large number on slightly older groms who wanted to participate so we created an Expression Session heat. The likes of Sean Peterson, Bud Freitas, Peter Garaway, AJ Seahorn and Matt Schrodetz were all there competing for a brand new 4/3 Ultimate Elasto fullsuit. Sean Peterson and Bud Freitas battled backand forth but in the end Bud Freitas showed that he knew this wave best. Bud picked off the best sets down at second peak and took home the new 4/3 Elasto.

Santa Cruz Results:

12 and under Boys

1. JAKE DAVI
2. CONRAD ROBINSON
3. VICTOR PODESTA
4. MILES BELICK
5. CARL REIMER

15 and under Boys

1. JONNY CRAFT
2. DONALD SALTER
3. GARRATT BOYDEN
4. TYLER WALLS
5. TJ MIKUS
6. AUSTIN SMITH-FORD

15 and under Girls

1. GINA DILLON
2. NINA BONJARDIM

Expression Session

1. BUD FREITAS
2. SEAN PETERSON
3. JESSE COLUMBO
4. PETER GARAWAY
5. MATT SCHRADETZ
6. DANE NABAL