Rip Curl’s Gromsearch National Final To Hit Salt Creek This Weekend

Rip Curl is proud to announce the 2004 GromSearch National Final being held November 6th at Salt Creek, Dana Point, California.

They’ve come a long way, surfed their hearts out in waves big and small, they’ve proved to the nation that they are 1st in their class; they are the Rip Curl GromSearch National Finalist and they will be competing for the prestigious Title this weekend at Salt Creek.

It began in early June of this year working its way up and down the West Coast, out to Hawaii, and then all over the East Coast into Puerto Rico, seeking out the best groms in the Nation. Now the Rip Curl GromSearch brings together the top amateur surfers in the country to battle it out in hopes of winning the prestigous Gromsearch National Final and thus, being crowned the best Grom in the nation.

Favorable conditions look to be on tap for the groms, as our friends at are calling for a mix of Northwest and Southwest swells heading into the weekend. Doesn’t matter what you’re used to surfing, Salt Creek offers up a variety of waves for any contest machine, from the lefts off the reef over to the punchy bowls in the beach break,

This year’s 1st place Boys & Girls 16 & Under Finalists win a trip to Rip Curl’s 1st Annual International GromSearch National Final that will be taking place at the Rip Curl Pro — Bells Beach, Australia in the Spring of 2005!

The Rip Curl GromSearch National Final will take place this Saturday, November 6th at Salt Creek in Dana Point, California. The event will run from 7AM — 3:30PM with a special awards ceremony to take place directly after the event at Surfing Magazine’s Headquarters in San Clemente, California.

The Rip Curl GromSearch is brought to you by sponsorship partners Surfing Magazine, SG Mag,, FCS, Sticky Bumps, Surf One, and ADD Marketing & Advertising.

Check out all Rip Curl Gromsearch highlights on,,, and Also be on the lookout for Gromsearch tour coverage in upcoming issues of Surfing Magazine and SG Mag.