Rip Curl has officially opened the registration for the #3 Gromsearch competition to be held in Pererenan rights, Canggu Bali, the area’s most popular and consistent break.
Marking a return to the same wave that provided ideal conditions for the Gromsearch in 2015, this perfect wave, with no crowd on it, is young competitors dream. A critical take-off, followed by a high performance wall, ending with a thumping shorebreak that is ideal for high flying aerials. Keeping with Rip Curl’s Gromsearch philosophy of only holding their comps in great waves, Pererenan rights at Canggu is a real chance for any young surfer to show off his or her entire repertoire one wave at a time.
Last year’s finals for both the boys and the girls divisions offered the best surfing of any Gromsearch to date with finalists like Rio Waida, Raju Sena, Cinta Hansel and Rip Curl’s Taina Izquierdo dropping 8 and 9 point rides at will.
Entries are now being accepted on a first in, first served basis, so Rip Curl encourages you to register right now:
There are 3 divisions available for both boys and girls:
Registration ends April 15th, so get your entries in at:
In cooperation with the Pererenan Surfing Club this third competition in the Gromsearch series is to be held in yet another ideal venue for both competitors and spectators to witness the hottest under 16 surfing in Indonesia. Be there!
And with two more spectacular locations already hand-picked to offer under 16 surfers the best waves in Indonesia, this year’s Gromsearch series will once again give any under 16 surfer their shot at the big time. With an international Grand Final to be held at a secret location somewhere in the world, the Gromsearch is the greatest opportunity in Indonesia for any young surfer, boy or girl, to make their surfing dreams come true. Real surf, real contests, real winners and a fantastic grand prize that could lead to international recognition and help 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 Grand finals where they will face the hottest under 16 surfers from around the globe. Win the International Grand Finals and you are well on your way to sponsorship and a pro career. Past locations for the International Grand 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 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 young surfers the maximum opportunity for competitive success.
So wax up, enter now for Gromsearch #3 at Pererenan beach, Canggu and look to the following locations for all the action later in the year:
Rip Curl GromSearch 2016 Locations:
EVENT 3 – Canggu, Bali, April 16th & 17th
EVENT 4 – Bengkulu, Sumatra, May 14th & 15th
EVENT 5 – Lakey Peak, Sumbawa, October 21st
Rip Curl GromSearch – National Final – Somewhere October 22nd & 23rd
Rip Curl GromSearch 2016 series #3 is sanctioned by: Asian Surfing Championship
Sponsored by: AGILITY Global International Logistic, XPS Link and Zombie Wax.
Supported by: GUS, Pererenan Surf Club
and media partners: Surftime Magazine, Bali Belly & Indosurflife.com
For more info: www.asia.ripcurl.com
Photos: Tim Hain