2018 European GromSearch Series Stop #4 - Somo, Spain
8 May 2018
Some excellent waves were with us this week-end for the second stop of the GromSearch in Spain. With a double peak format and with more than 150 competitors, we’ve been able to enjoy great surfing at Somo’s “Ribamontan al Mar” beach.
The surfers have shown an impressive level on both days. Waves were bigger on Saturday with 1,50m, which made it hard for some competitors to find the good scores to advance in the contest. The highlight of the day was in the Under 16 Girls division, won by Canarian surfer Melania Suarez, who also won the first stop in Zierbena. The highlight of the day was on this occasion in the Under 16 Women category since Canarian surfer Melania Suarez won the victory. This added to her other victory in Zierbena, already makes her as Champion of the GromSearch circuit and obtain the first European place to go to compete in the World final. The “Manoeuver of the Contest”, supported by SMITH was won by Kikin Suarez from Asturias, who amazed us with a very powerful and radical surfing throughout the day, although in the final he deflated a bit and was beaten by Cantabrian Sean Gunning. His victory puts him in a good position to try to take the circuit in the last stop that will take place in Salinas, Asturias at the beginning of September.
UNDER 16 KID UNDER 14 KID UNDER 12 KID
1º SEAN GUNNING 1º KAI ODRIOZOLA 1º HANS ODRIOZOLA
2º YAGO DOMINGUEZ 2º JACOBO TRIGO 2º FEKRU GIMENEZ
3º BITTOR GARITAON. 3º IKER TRIGUEROS 3º MARCO MARIN
4º KIKIN SUAREZ 4º PERU ZUÑIGA 4º ALVARO DE LA FUENTE
UNDER 16 GIRL UNDER 14 GIRL UNDER 12 GIRL
1ª MELANIA SUAREZ 1ª LUCIA MACHADO 1º ANNETTE GONZALEZ
2ª JULIA GONZALEZ 2ª CARMEN GARAY 2ª IBONE GOMEZ
3ª NEREA DONAIRE 3ª SILKE MARTINEZ 3ª MARTINA ESCOBAR
4ª MIKELE BEATO 4ª MAREN DEL CAMPO 4ª AITANA FERNANDEZ
Thank you to: all participants, our sponsors SMITH, CITROËN, SEVENTYONE PERCENT and FCS & GORILLA, Federación Cantabra de Surf, mothers, fathers, coaches, schools, clubs, photographers and other people who have accompanied us during this contest, and all who make this circuit great, thanks for coming and we will see in September in Salinas (Asturias), for the third and final stop.