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Rip Curl Grom Search

Rip Curl Grom Search

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2022 RIP CURL EUROPEAN GROMSEARCH:



ON THE WAVES OR ONLINE? IT WILL BE BOTH!

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 (7 times World Champion and current world #1 in women’s surfing), the Brazilian prodigy and WSL 2014 & 2018 World Champion Gabriel Medina, and many others.

The Rip Curl Gromsearch is back is Europe ! For the 2022 edition, French, English, Spanish and Portuguese Groms will go through their National events to qualify for the European Final.

The under-16, under 14 and under 12 male and female winners from those countries will battle at the beach to qualified for the European Final at the beautiful Thaghazout Bay in Morocco early 2023.


EUROPEAN 2022 RIP CURL GROMSEARCH SCHEDULE:

  • Portugal, 12th and 13th of April 2022 at Costa da Caparica   & 18th and 19th of June 2022 at Porto  
  • France, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th of July 2022 at Seignosse  & 20th, 21st and 22nd  of August 2022 at Anglet
  • Spain, 22nd, 23rd and 24th of April 2022 at Playa de Razo, Galicia  & 3rd, 4th, and 5th of June 2022 at Somo, Cantabria  

EUROPEAN FINAL EARLY 2023 IN THAGHAZOUT, MAROCCO

There also will be 6 wildcards to win through an online event starting in September 2022. Stay tuned !

So, no matter what this season, all the European young surfers will have a chance to qualify to the European GromSearch Final and defend their country! 





EUROPEAN FINAL :

These lucky Groms from all over Europe under 16, under 14 and under 12 years old from the following countries, UK, Portugal, France, and Spain, and “Other Euro Countries” will win their ticket to the Euro Final who will take place early 2023 in Thaghazout Bay, Marocco, where the qualified Groms will battle to earn 2 tickets to the international final at Bells Beach, Australia in Spring 2023.

This 23th edition will also stress the importance of environmentally responsible behavior. Ecofriendly actions, games and beach clean-up will be organized on each stop.

Thanks to the support of Ocean 52, we have a serious company that dedicating 52% of its benefits to raise awareness about ocean and plastic pollution.

Water fountains will be available for everyone to refill their own reusable bottle thanks to our partner Hydroflask and will help the development of good habits. Recycling bins will be provided on all the events and the organizers will ensure that the ground rules of responsible behavior are respected in each country during all the events.


COME AND ENJOY OUR GROMSEARCH VILLAGE WITH SOME GREAT ACTION IN AND OUT OF THE WATER !

Apart from the incredible action in the water, each GromSearch stop will offer an array of fun and interactive experiences on the beach thanks to our wonderful partners!

You will also meet our Rip Curl Team Riders, they will come to watch the action on the competition and will be available to share some special tips of their own with all the young competitors.

RIP CURL GROMSEARCH Partners: FCS, Greenbush, Citroen, Hydroflask, Smith, Ocean 52, Fédération Française de Surf, FPS, Surfing England, Federacion Cantabra de Surf, Federacion Galega de Surf.



RIP CURL GROMSEARCH PARTNERS : 

FCS
Hydroflask
Smith
ocean52
Greenbush
Citroen
FPS

Sponsors

Federation Française de Surf
Surfing England
federacioncantabradesurf

WINNERS 21

PORTUGAL

U16 Boy: Kai Odriozola
U16 Girl: Enara Palacios
U14 Boy: Matias Canhoto
U14 Girl: Constancia Simoes
U12 Boy : Oinatz Ortega
U12 Girl : Adriana Hidalgo




WINNERS

FRANCE
U16 Boy: Paco Alonzo
U16 Girl: Sarah Leiceaga
U14 Boy: Enoha Le Pieres
U14 Girl: Tya Zebrowski
U12 Boy: Amaury Guibert
U12 Girl: Lee-Ann Boudine

PORTUGAL
U16 Boy: Santiago Graça
U16 Girl: Erica Maximo
U14 Boy: Joaquim Trindade
U14 Girl: Constancia Simoes
U12 Boy: Tiago Guerra
U12 Girl: Mel Canhoto

SPAIN
U16 Boy: Kai Odriozola
U16 Girl: Enara Palacios
U14 Boy: Hans Odriozola
U14 Girl: Luna Carrera
U12 Boy: Oinatz Ortega
U12 Girl: Adriana Hidalgo

UK 
U16 Boy: Tom Hook
U16 Girl: Belle Betteridge
U14 Boy: Lukas Skinner
U14 Girl: Betsy Owen
U12 Boy: Harvey Waters
U12 Girl: Lila Skinner

ONLINE CONTEST
U16 Boy: Lars Peeters
U14 Boy: Alex O connor
U12 Boy: Tristan Stratz

Wilcards TBC for the event

 

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