Freshwater West, Pembroke – 12/13 July
Rip Curl and Surfing GB with the support of The Welsh Surfing Federation will be searching the idyllic shores of West Wales to find the UK’s best junior surfers on July 12/13th. The 2nd event of the 2014 Rip Curl Grom Search presented by Posca will be held in the impressive setting of Freshwater West as part of the 3 UK events, with two other events held in North Devon and Cornwall. The events are part of the innovative European and Worldwide search. The Euro leg features 12 stops for boys and girls across France, Spain, Portugal and The UK in the Under 16, Under 14 and Under 12 age divisions.
The events focus around introducing young Surfers from under 12’s, 14’s & 16’s age divisions to the world of competitive surfing in a fun, friendly and memorable fashion. Posca, sponsors of both Rip Curl and Surfing GB, will also be on hand to provide a wealth of awesome activities, whilst Rip Curl, FCS & Gorilla provide some awesome prizes and giveaways.
For those unfamiliar with the concept behind the Rip Curl Grom Search presented by Posca, it is a series of events aiming to identify the best Under 16 male and female surfers in the UK. The search is comprised of three events taking place at Croyde Bay in North Devon (28/29 June), Freshwater West in Wales (12/13 July) and Watergate Bay in Cornwall (16/17 August). A combination of a surfers best two results will identify two male and female surfers whom will then go on to represent the UK in the European finals somewhere in Europe, and battle to earn a place in the Rip Curl Grom Search World Finals, which last year was held in Indonesia. Previous Grom Search winners include Gabriel Medina, Matt Wilkinson, Owen Wright, five times world champion Stephanie Gilmore and more.
Entry for the event CLOSES at 5pm on Thursday 10th July.
All enquiries please contact Nick Rees, SGB Operations Manager at [email protected]