Setting on fire the imagination of every under 16 year old surfer in Indonesia, Rip Curl is proud to announce their 2016 GromSearch series. With 6 separate competitions staged at 6 different locations promising the best surf in Indonesia, the annual GromSearch gives any under 16yr old surfers their shot at the big time. Real surf, real contests, real winners and a fantastic grand prize that could lead to international recognition and launch an international professional surfing career.
Here’s how it works: The winners of each regional competition are invited to the Indonesian National Final. The winners of the Indonesian National Final are then flown to the international finals where they will face the hottest under 16 surfers from around the globe; win the International Finals and you are well on your way to sponsorship and a pro career. Past locations for the International finals include the USA, Australia, Brazil, Europe, Hawaii, South America and New Zealand. Inspiring to all new contestants; past winners are among some of the World’s best, including – Owen Wright, Matt Wilkinson, Jordy Smith and six time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore. The stuff that young dreams are made of, offered in a professional arena the GromSearch brings the most talented young surfers in Indonesia together in an exciting, safe and friendly environment that promotes sportsmanship, environmental awareness, cultural exchange and a high voltage competition.
The Rip Curl GromSearch remains a worldwide series of events designed especially for young surfers or, to use the Australian term, Groms. Since its inception, The Gromsearch has always been the premiere series of global events that gives young surfers the center stage and a chance to show the world what they’ve got. And with three divisions, under 16yrs, under 14yrs and under 12yrs for both boys and girls, there are plenty of chances to do just that.
Remember, to be competition eligible you must be the specified age as of the 31st December, 2016. All divisions are limited, with entry allocated on a first in first served basis. Participants may also enter all 5 qualifying events, giving these young surfers the maximum opportunity for competitive success. Not to be missed by both young and old, the 2016 Gromsearch series is not only a lot a fun, but also a great opportunity for young surfers to achieve their wonderful dreams.
So wax up, enter up and look to the following locations for all the action:
Rip Curl GromSearch 2016 Locations:
EVENT 1 – Senggigi Lombok – February – 13th & 14th
EVENT 2 – Batu Karas , West Java , March 19th & 20th
EVENT 3 – Canggu , Bali, April 16th & 17th
EVENT 4 – Bengkulu, Sumatra, May 14th & 15th
EVENT 5 – Lakey Peak, Sumbawa, October 21st
RCGS – National Final – Somewhere, October 22nd & 23rd