Rip Curl GromSearch 2005 Tour Ready To Take Off

The Rip Curl GromSearch is gearing up to go coast to coast in search of the nation’s premiere junior talent. This year’s tour has a total of 9 stops that will hit the West and East Coasts, Hawaii and into Puerto Rico. The Rip Curl GromSearch will continue to feature its unique double elimination format, allowing each competitor to surf at least twice. It doesn’t stop there; this year’s GromSearch Sponsors are making sure every Grom walks away with tons of insane gear!

Rip Curl will be sending the Boys and Girls 16 & Under National Champ to Australia to surf in the GromSearch International Final taking place at The Rip Curl Pro – Bells Beach in March 2006. The GromSearch International Final showcases the best groms from countries around the world, including USA, Brazil, Europe, Indonesia, Israel, and more – going head to head in hopes of claiming the prestigious International GromSearch Title.

Rip Curl congratulates Mason Ho for taking home the title at the 1st Annual Rip Curl GromSearch International Final that took place during the Rip Curl Pro in March of 2005. We also want to congratulate Lexi Papilion for taking home 4th place in the Girls International GromSearch Final.

Do you have what it takes to represent the USA at next year’s International Final?

Come prepared with your ‘A Game’ because our Team Manager will be scouting out the next generation of groms to join the Rip Curl Team!

Stay tuned to to get your updates on all the action taking place throughout the Rip Curl GromSearch 2005 Tour.

GromSearch 2005 Tour Dates

Stop 1: May 28-30th (3 day waiting period) Hobos, 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 : August 13th, Kewalos, South Shore Oahu, HI

Stop 6: Aug 20th, Byrd Street (south of Kitty Hawk Pier), Kitty Hawk, 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: March, 2006 – Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, Australia