Rip Curl Grom Search


After months of waiting, a nerve-racking digital qualifying round and multiple postponements - the Rip Curl GromSearch National Final is on! The Final will take place live on May 8th from the freshwater peaks of the BSR Surf Resort.

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For all the marbles. The nations top sixteen surfers will battle it out on BSR’s signature contest wave. These four age groups were chosen from four different regions of the US through a grueling clip submission competition. They’re battling for the coveted Rip Curl GromSearch National Final trophy and a $1,000 cash.


This event is a must-watch. Four elite aerialists go head-to-head to stomp their best on BSR’s biggest ramps. This session will be non-stop action and show where the nation’s best aerialists are taking the progression of surfing. Plus, who doesn’t love a backflip.


Tube-hounds, this one’s for you. Hand picked by the judging panel for providing clips providing their barrel prowess, these four competitors will take on the custom ‘GromBomb’ wave. How deep it goes, no one knows.


A free-for-all for the purists. Lead judge Mason Ho will host a Softech-only expression session - guaranteed to be full of laughs and a few moves never before seen on the peaks of BSR.

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Competitors List

16/U Boys:

Luke Swanson, HI
Nico Coli, CA
Owen Moss, NC
Taj Lindblad, CA

16/U Girls:

Luana Silva, HI
Sawyer Lindblad, CA
Zoe Benedetto, FL
Alyssa Spencer, CA

14/U Boys:

Shion Crawford, HI
Luke Wyler, CA
Owen Carter, NC
Hayden Rodgers, CA

12/U Boys:

Kenny Nishimoto, HI
Eeli Timperi, CA
Cruz Dinofa, NJ
Rex Hennings, CA

Banzai Bowls Airshow:

Luke Swanson, HI
Shion Crawford, HI
Ryan Huckabee, FL
Blayr Barton, VA

PerfectSwell Shoot Out pres. by GoPro:

William ‘Tex’ Mitchell, CA
Kepa Mendia, FL
Tiger Abubo, HI
Luke Swanson, HI

What Is GromSearch?

Currently in its 21st year running, the Rip Curl GromSearch series has been a great stepping stone for the recent champions of our sport.

Former International GromSearch competitors who are currently competing on the WSL Championship Tour include 2x World Champion Gabriel Medina, Owen Wright, Jordy Smith, Kolohe Andino, Filipe Toledo, Mason Ho, Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons, 2x World Champion Tyler Wright, Malia Manuel, Laura Enever and Alana Blanchard... and that’s just to name a few!

The GromSearch series gives kids 16-and-under the opportunity to compete against the best surfers in the same age bracket from their country – and eventually, the world.

A global surf series, the winners of each regional National Final will be invited to compete in the GromSearch International Final, held in a different country each year.

This format not only provides these groms an insight into a life of competitive surfing but also gives them the invaluable experience of surfing and competing in different waves around the world.

Rip Curl Gromsearch

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