2018 European GromSearch Series Stop #11 - Las Salinas, Spain
5 septiembre 2018
Salinas meets the expectations of waves during the last stage of the Rip Curl #gromsearch held this weekend in one of the beaches with the longest tradition in Spain.
In simple podium format and with more than 110 registered we have been able to enjoy during the weekend of the evolutions of these small-great surfers in the beach of Salinas belonging to the municipality of Castrillon (Asturias)
There has been a lot of surfing and good throughout the championship and it is clear that the long summer holidays have brought out the best that our young surfers had, but the most remarkable show started in the semifinals of the Under 16 category, where one of the "Roosters" of the circuit (Yago Dominguez) was eliminated in a sleeve that will be difficult to forget with waves of more than 2 meters and in which: Sean Gunning and Adur Amatriain managed to get the precious ticket for the final, where the Dessert would decide who was champion of the circuit. In the second semifinal, Bittor Garitaonandia and the local Kike Suarez would pass with less difficulty. The females were not behind and showed a very solid surfing in the difficult conditions of the Asturian sandy area.
The final of Sub16 women left us very good surfing by all its members and that only a big wave of the young surfer of Zumaia "Janire Gonzalez" managed to unbalance and ultimately give him the victory. On the other hand the final male Sub16 was the best ending we have lived in these 12 years of #gromsearch, full of alternatives until the end and that only the best wave of the championship could unbalance by local surfer Kike Suarez who was rated 9 '3 pts.
The "Maneuver of the Championship" sponsored by SMITH took Sean gunning that amazed us with an incredible barrel, certainly unique in the entire competition, achieved in the semifinals.
SUB 16 KID SUB14 KID SUB12 KID
1º KIKE SUAREZ 1º JACOBO TRIGO 1º MARCO MARIN
2º ADUR AMATRIAIN 2º MARIO RASINES 2º ALFONSO SUAREZ
3º BITTOR GARITAON. 3º IKER TRIGUEROS 3º EDER FUENTES
4º SEAN GUNNING 4º MANUEL FDEZ 4º FEKRU JIMENEZ
SUB 16 GIRL SUB14 GIRL SUB12 GIRL
1ª JANIRE GONZALEZ 1ª MAREN DEL CAMPO 1º ANNETTE GONZALEZ
2ª ALICIA TAKAHASI 2ª SILKE MARTINEZ 2ª KENIA LOPEZ
3ª BIANCA TYE 3ª MARTINA ALVAREZ 3ª GRETA GARCIA
4ª JUNE DEL CAMPO 4ª ALBA GONZALEZ 4ª AITANA FERNANDEZ
Los campeones del circuito #GROMSEARCH 2018 SPAIN han sido:
Sub16 Femenino: Melania Suarez y Sub16 Masculino: Adur Amatriain, que nos representarán en la Final Mundial.
Sub14 Femenino: Lucia Machado y Sub14 Masculino: Kai Odriozola
Sub12 Femenino: Annete Gonzalez y Sub12 Masculino: Hans Odriozola