Currently in its 22nd 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, and Tatiana Weston-Webb... 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.
All events feature priority, live scoring and four person heats.