GromSearch - A global Search for the Ultimate groms
The Rip Curl GromSearch is an International Series of events for male and female surfers aged 16 years and under.
The Australian series includes 5 events at key surfing locations around the country follwed by a National final at Sydney's famous North Narrabeen.
2016 Australian Series - Dates and locations
Event 1: Jan Juc VIC - Sept 17-19, 2016 (ENTER) Event 2: Maroubra NSW - Sep 24-27, 2016 (ENTER) Event 3: Trigg Point WA - Oct 7-9, 2016 (ENTER) Event 4: Yorke Peninsula, SA - Nov 12-13, 2016 (ENTER) Event 5: Sunshine Coast QLD - Dec 12-16, 2016 (ENTER)
Past Competitors - the Sport's elite
The Rip Curl GromSearch series has been a great stepping stone for the recent champions of our sport. Former International GromSearch competitors who are currently competing on the WSL Championship Tour include:
Gabriel Medina, Owen Wright, Jordy Smith, Kolohe Andino, Felipe Toledo, Steph Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons, Tyler Wright, Malia Manuel, Laura Enever and Alana Blanchard.
Latest Australian GromSearch Ratings
The latest Rip Curl GromSearch National Ratings will be posted here, following each event - in a downloadable Excel file - (please allow 24 hours after each event for the latest ratings).
Click here to view and download the current Rip Curl GromSearch ratings
Highlights from the National Final of the 2015 Series
Check out all the action from North Narrabeen, NSW in the clip above.
Highlights from the Stop Five of the 2015 Series
Check out all the action from Coolum, QLD in the clip above.
Champs crowned at National Final
January 13, 2016. The Rip Curl GromSearch presented by POSCA National Final saw six new national champions crowned today after a variety of hotly contested finals in punchy two-foot waves at North Narrabeen Beach.
Massive scores and stormy seas on Day Two
January 12, 2016. A strong southerly storm spelled the premature end of day two at Rip Curl GromSearch National Final at North Narrabeen today.
Day One done and dusted in punchy Narra peaks
January 11, 2016. Some of Australia’s most talented junior surfers went hell for leather today as part of the Rip Curl GromSearch National Final in punchy two-foot Narrabeen peaks.
Nation’s Best to Light Up Narrabeen for GromSearch National Final
January 8, 2016. Some of the nation's best junior surfers will venture to Narrabeen next week as part of the Rip Curl GromSearch presented by POSCA National Final.
Champions Crowned at the 2015 Rip Curl GromSearch, Sunshine Coast
December 18, 2015. The five-day Rip Curl GromSearch presented by POSCA culminated today in the finals to crown six individual champions in fun but tricky conditions at Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast.
Semi-finalists decided on day four of the Rip Curl GromSearch
December 17, 2015. Coolum Beach was greeted by an overnight increase in swell for day four of the Rip Curl GromSearch presented by POSCA.
Micro Groms Battle it out in the 12 and Under boys on day three
December 16, 2015. It was the 12 and Under boys chance to show the expert judging panel what they had today at Coolum Beach for day three of the Rip Curl GromSearch presented by POSCA.
16 and Under boys unleash at day two
December 15, 2015. The blue ribbon 16 and boys scored fun Coolum Beach conditions for day two of the Rip Curl GromSearch in a bid to qualify for the finals program scheduled to be held later in the week.
Day One kicks off at Coolum
Monday December 14, 2014. Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast played host to day one of the Rip Curl GromSearch presented by POSCA in tricky but fun conditions
Groms converge for final stop Sunny Coast
December 14, 2015. Over 170 frothing groms will converge on the Sunshine Coast tomorrow for day one of Rip Curl GromSearch presented by POSCA.
Champions decided in pumping waves at Pondalowie Bay SA
November 15, 2015. Six champions have been crowned in great waves at Pondi, as the 4th event of the Rip Curl GromSearch series, presented by POSCA, was wrapped up over the weekend in South Australia.
Champions decided in pumping waves at Trigg Beach
October 11, 2015. Six champions have been crowned in great waves off Trigg Beach, as the third and final day of the Rip Curl GromSearch presented by POSCA wrapped up in style.
Summer swells at Scarborough for Day 2, WA
October 10, 2015.Some of Australia’s best junior surfers ripped into punchy waves off WA's metropolitan coast, as an electrifying second day of competition concluded at the Rip Curl GromSearch.
Mercury soars on opening day at Trigg Beach
October 9, 2015. Temperatures in and out of the water soared on an exciting opening day of competition at Trigg Beach, as the Rip Curl GromSearch powered into action in Western Australia.
GromSearch set to explode in West Oz
October 5, 2015. The Rip Curl GromSearch is set to kick off this Friday at Perth’s metro beaches, with a swarm of some of the best junior surfers from across the country.
Jan Juc delivers perfect waves for final day
October 4, 2015. Six champions have been crowned in great waves for the second stop of the Rip Curl Gromsearch presented by POSCA.
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