Rip Curl Gromsearch National Finals To Hit Salt Creek This Weekend

The Rip Curl Gromsearch National Final is set to take hit Dana Point this coming Saturday, October 4th at Salt Creek in Dana Point, California.

 Groms from all over the nation will be traveling to sunny skies of Southern California to compete for the various age division national Gromsearch titles.

 After witnessing the progressive surfing from both East and West coast regional events, Rip Curl anticipates a highly competitive and fiercely fought day of finals activity from all competing groms. Age division finals will include Boys 12 & Under, Boys 14 & Under, Boys 16 & Under, and Girls 16 & Under.

 According to the latest local surf forecast from, fun NW and SW swells are predicted for this weekend’s event.  Whether it’s big airs, huge snaps, or speed and finesse, you can count on seeing it all on display at this year’s national Gromsearch Final.

 Expect to see some heavy hitters take to the water in each age division.  Groms like Kalohe Andino (San Clemente), Dane Zaun (Manhattan Beach), and Evan Thompson (New Smyrna Beach, FL) plan to rise above the rest of the competition in the Boys 12 & Under division.  Keep your eyes on groms like Daniel Shea (Newport Beach), Allan Kincade (Huntington Beach) and Caleb Johnston (New Smyrna Beach, FL) all ready to do whatever it takes to bring home the title.  Pushing hard and anticipating big results in the Boys 16 & Under division are Brandon Ragenovich (San Clemente), Nic Lamb (Santa Cruz), and Shane Capone (New Jersey).  The year’s Girls 16 & Under division will feature the best female groms from across the nation.  Powerhouses within the girls division will include Erin Griffin (Cardiff), Lexie Papillion (San Clemente), and Lindsay Bowman (Virginia Beach, VA).

 This year’s Rip Curl Gromsearch National Finalists will be presented with insane prizes from our Gromsearch partners at Transworld Surf Magazine, Reef, Dragon Optical, and Hansen’s Energy Drink.  Media partners such as Transworld Surf Magazine, Fox’s 54321, the LA Times, the OC Register, and other local media will be on hand to raise the energy levels across the National Final.

 Rip Curl’s Marketing Director, Adam Sharp anticipates a successful Gromsearch National Final. “Rip Curl is stoked to be staging the National Gromsearch Championships at Salt Creek, the culmination of our 2 month series across America. The response we’ve had from all the regional events was fantastic so we expect this week’s final to showcase some amazing junior surfing. We look forward to Gromsearch continuing to grow and being an integral part of junior surfing across America”.

 Event Details :

Rip Curl Gromsearch National Final USA
Final Championship Event
Location: Salt Creek, Dana Point, CA
Date: Saturday, October 4th
Time: Event Starts @ 7am

The national Rip Curl Gromsearch Series is part of Rip Curl’s dedicated grassroots program, in support of junior surfing across America.
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