The Rip Curl GromSearch Presented By Boost Mobile Ready To Pop Off In Puerto Rico This Saturday

Costa Mesa, CA (May 23, 2008):  In the land where raggaeton serves as a heartbeat, and the Caribbean setting serves as a Latin surfing paradise, the 2008 Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Boost Mobile has the great island of Puerto Rico in its sights for the ultimate season kickoff event this Saturday, May 24.

Upon confirmation from official forecast partner, Surfline, the swell looks to spike up a bit for this Saturday, making it the competition day of choice to allow Puerto Rico’s finest a coveted crack at the GromSearch glory.

What started as mere buzz amongst surfing’s youth contingent has turned into a fully-hatched movement. The Rip Curl GromSearch, now in its 9th year continues to challenge itself on how to evolve. What’s in store for this year? Cash prizes, free phones compliments of Boost, trips to WCT events (the Rip Curl Pro and Boost Mobile Pro), and enough free loot to snag Captain Jack Sparrow’s eye.

Event #1 kicks off this Saturday at Isabella, Puerto Rico’s bread + butter, known as Jobo’s. With still time left, all interested 16/under mini-rippers can click into RipCurl.com/GromSearch and sign up online.

Stay tuned to ripcurl.com for all the action, news, videos, and updates, as this 8-stop nationwide throwdown will be taking over for the next three months. For more info, please contact Jessica Tarras, Marketing Operations Coordinator: jtarras@ripcurl.com