MAROUBRA TO HOST AUSTRALIA'S MOST PROMISING JUNIOR SURFERS AS PART OF THE RIP CURL GROMSEARCH

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MAROUBRA BEACH, SYDNEY (Wednesday, 27 September 2017): The 2017 Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Flight Centre will once again land in Maroubra this forthcoming school holidays for the second event in the six-event series. 

 

Over 150 junior surfers are competing in the elite four-day event when it kicks off from the 30th September – 3rd October 2017 as they attempt to seal themselves a position into the National Final, which will take place – for the first time - in Woonoona in January.

 

Surfing NSW CEO Luke Madden is looking forward to seeing the next crop of Australian talent shine when the event kicks off this weekend.

 

Year after year, the Rip Curl GromSearch series provides an incredible snapshot into who will potentially be a future star,” said Madden. “We expect all competitors will be hungry to earn a spot into the National Final which will take place in the all new location of Woonoona in January.”

  

The Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Flight Centre will commence each day at 7:30am with the call for the days schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am. The event hotline number is 0458 247 212 which will leave a voice recorded message each morning of the event.

 

All Rip Curl GromSearch events include boys’ and girls’ divisions in 16 and under, 14 and under, and 12 and under age groups. Surfers receive points for their results in each event, which then count towards a National GromSearch ratings system, allowing surfers from around Australia to compare their results with contemporaries. Leaders on the National Ratings will then qualify for the last event of the series, the Rip Curl GromSearch National Final, to be held at Woonoona, NSW on January 15-17, 2017.

 

The Rip Curl GromSearch series started in 1999 as a one-day event at Jan Juc in Victoria. Since then it has developed into the strongest international series for 16 year and under surfers in the world. With parallel Rip Curl GromSearch series in over 10 countries, it has become a crucial stepping-stone in the development of elite junior surfers.

 

The list of previous GromSearch competitors highlights the elite level of competitors that make up the Rip Curl GromSearch series.

 

Current WSL World Tour surfers who have competed in the Rip Curl GromSearch include:

 

Male: Matt Wilkinson (Australia), Gabriel Medina (Brazil), Kolohe Andino (USA), Felipe Toledo (Brazil), Jordy Smith (South Africa), Nat Young (USA).

 

Female: Tyler Wright (Australia), Stephanie Gilmore (Aust), Malia Manuel (USA), Sally Fitzgibbons (Aust), Nikki Van Dijk (Aust), Tatiana Weston Webb (Hawaii).

 

The 2017 Rip Curl GromSearch series is presented by Flight Centre with managing partner Surfing Australia and Surfing NSW.

 

Rip Curl GromSearch 2017/18 Events:

EVENT 1 - Jan Juc, VIC - Sept 23 - 25, 2017

EVENT 2 - Maroubra, NSW - Sept 30 - Oct 3, 2017

EVENT 3 - Trigg / Scarborough WA - Oct 6 - 8, 2017

EVENT 4 - Yorke Peninsula, SA - Nov 4 - 5, 2017

EVENT 5 - Sunshine Coast, QLD - Dec 11 - 15, 2017

National Final – Woonoona, Wollongong, NSW - Jan 15 - 17, 2018

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