The O’Neill Grom Prix’s 2005

“You know summer’s here because the beach is packed, it’s hot out, there’s waves finally, and the Huntington Beach O’Neill Grom Prix is just a few days away! Pick up an entry form or log on to to print one yourself and bring it to Goldenwest Street at 7am on Wednesday, June 29th. The Huntington Beach O’Neill Grom Prix is open to guys and girls 16 and under and it’s free! You’ll impress your friends with your rad shralping, eat some free food, pick up some killer O’Neill promo, and stay out of your parent’s hair for a few hours. What could be better? See you there!”

Going into O’Neill’s 9th year of the Grom Prix’s, they’re back- bigger and better than ever. Parents, these events are a perfect way to share the fun and excitement of competitive surfing in a positive fun filled day at the beach. So get them psyched and pumped up to surf the Grom Prix’s and they will thank you for it.

The Grom Prix’s are O’Neill’s commitment to amateur surfing at a grass roots level that is as fun for the families as it is for the kids. Free grub, loads of prizes, trophies and the possibility of being a Grom Prix champion is up for grabs. Previous winners like John John Florence, Kolohe Andino, Nat Young, just to name a few, are making their mark in surfing. So do what they did and come on down and participate in the much awaited Grom Prix’s. With events in previous years held in places like Hawaii, Santa Cruz, New Jersey, Florida, Virginia, LA, and Huntington Beach the prestige and impact is only growing.

We want your youth! We want to see them rip, tear, and lacerate! We want to see big smiles, sunburnt noses, and fried hairdos. But most of all we want to see them put on that jersey, charge out to the surf, and ride those waves with all they’ve got. Who’s going to win this year? What new faces have progressed from previous years? It’s all going down at a beach near you. So don’t miss out and get in on the action and let the groms get ready to let their fins fly!

The Lowdown

A free one-day surf contest for boys and girls. Mini Grom division 13 and under, Grom division 14-16, and a Grom Girls 15 and under division.

Each participant gets a promo bag of goodies and a shirt.

Finalists are awarded prizes, trophies and bragging rights.

Dates and Locations

Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, June 18th

Asbury Park, New Jersey, June 26th

Golden West St., Huntington Beach, June 29th

1st St. Jetty, Virginia Beach, July 15th

Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, Oahu, July 16th

Sebastian Inlet, Florida, October 16th

Big Island, Hawaii, November 19th

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