Created in Torquay, Australia, in 1999, the Rip Curl GromSearch is a competition exclusively for young surfers, boys and girls, under the age of 16 with its own unique character. It is held in various regions of the world at the same time: Brazil, Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, New Zealand, USA and Europe, leading to an International Final which traditionally takes place “Somewhere” in spring. The Rip Curl GromSearch is a real hotbed of young talent, having uncovered future World Champions such as Stephanie Gilmore 8 times World Champion, the Brazilian prodigy and WSL 2014 & 2018 & 2021 World Champion Gabriel Medina, and many others.
Rip Curl will be awarding lucky surfers from the European countries where the Rip Curl Gromsearch didn’t take place in 2023 the chance to score a Wildcard entry to the European Final on the 19th and 20th of August 2023.
So how do you score a Wildcard spot? Rip Curl is welcoming the return of #GromSearchEuropeOnline.
Who are the judges?
Former GromSearch Finalists, now Rip Curl professional athletes:
- Teresa Bonvalot (Portugal)
- Justin Becret (France)