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Six Champions Crowned at Rip Curl GromSearch Newcastle

9 October 2019

  • Ruby Rockstar Trew
  • Erin Brook
  • Cedar Leah Jones
  • Tomua Cameron
  • U16 Girls Finalists
  • U14 Boys Finalists

Ruby Rockstar Trew, Flether Kelleher, Cedar Leigh-Jones, Winter Vincent, Touma Cameron and Cali Barrett take out the wins in Newcastle at the Rip Curl GromSearch.

The 2019 Rip Curl GromSearch at Newcastle wrapped up today with six new champions being crowned after a series of exciting heats in two-foot surf.

Ruby Rockstar Trew (Seaforth, NSW) continued to build on her meteoric rise that’s seen he claim a range of victories in 2019, taking top honours in the 12-and-Under Girls division. Trew put on an impressive performance over the course of the heat, posting a respectable 13.6 two-wave heat total to take the win ahead of international competitor Erin Brooks (Hawaii) who finished in the runner-up position.

Fellow northern beaches surfer Fletcher Kelleher (Manly, NSW) ensured another title would return to Sydney, taking out the 12 Boys division. The stylish goofy-footer dominated the division, notching up a mammoth 16.33 two-wave heat total which left his rivals needing two-wave combinations to take away his lead.

After making the final at the recent Rip Curl GromSearch event in Victoria, Cedar Leigh-Jones (Whale Beach, NSW) went a few steps further in Newcastle, taking the top spot in the 16-and-Under Girls final. Leigh-Jones went neck-and-neck with former GromSearch champion Nyxie Ryan (Lennox Head, NSW) but was able to get the nod, thanks to a giant 16.83 two-wave heat total.

Winter Vincent (Manly, NSW) rounded out what was a massive day of results for northern beaches surfers, taking out the 14-Boys division. Vincent posted a solid 14.97 two-wave heat total to get the win ahead of fellow Sydney surfer Xavier Bryce (Mona Vale, NSW) who finished in the runner-up spot.

Touma Cameron (Byron Bay, NSW) and Cali Barrett (Banora Point, NSW) flew the flag loudly and proudly for the north coast of NSW, taking out the 16-Boys and 14-Girls respectively. Both surfers posted heat totals in the high 11.00 range to claim their divisions and ensure some titles went northward from Newcastle.

The list of previous GromSearch winners illustrates the significant history of the series, with World Surf League (WSL) competitors Gabriel Medina (Brazil), Tyler Wright (Australia), Owen Wright (Australia), Matt Wilkinson (Australia), Jordy Smith (South Africa), Kolohe Andino (USA) and Sally Fitzgibbons (Australia) among the list of former competitors and GromSearch International Final Champions.

The Australian series allows surfers from around the country to compete against their contemporaries in a fun and engaging environment. Each result in the four-event series is awarded points that count towards a surfer’s GromSearch National ranking, giving participants across the country the opportunity to compare their performances against their peers.

After the last event in Queensland, the top-ranked surfers qualify for the Rip Curl GromSearch National Final (in their respective divisions), where they then compete for the chance to become the Australian GromSearch Champion.

The National Champion then represents Australia at the Rip Curl GromSearch International Final, held at a new location around the globe each year, against the best junior surfers from each participating country.

Full results:

16 & Under Boys

1 – Touma Cameron (Byron Bay, NSW)
2 – Benny Wilson (Narrabeen, NSW)
3 – Archer Curtis (Palm Beach, Qld)
4 – Emerson Raper (Narrabeen, NSW)

16 & Under Girls

1 – Cedar Leigh-Jones (Whale Beach, NSW)
2 – Nyxie Ryan (Lennox Head, NSW)
3 – Pheobe Kane(Tweed Heads, NSW)
4 – Charli Hurst (Port Kembla, NSW)

14 & Under Boys

1 – Winter Vincent (Manly, NSW)
2 – Xavier Bryce (Mona Vale, NSW)
3 – Hughie Vaughan (Bateau Bay, NSW)
4 – Dembe Ryan (Lennox Head, NSW)

14 & Under Girls

1 – Cali Barrett (Banora Point, NSW)
2 – Charlotte Mulley (Miami, Qld)
3 – Keira Buckpitt (Culburra, NSW)
4 – Bonnie Hills (Sawtell, NSW)

12 & Under Boys

1 – Fletcher Kelleher (Manly, NSW)
2 – Rico Haybittle (Burleigh, Qld)
3 – Jimmi Hill (Port Stephens, NSW)
4 – Sol Gruendling (Queenscliff, NSW)

12 & Under Girls

1 – Ruby Rockstar Trew (Seaforth, NSW)
2 – Erin Brooks (Hawaii)
3 – Shyla Short (Austinmer, NSW)
4 – Jordy Halford (Currumbin, Qld)

Dates and locations for the 2019 Rip Curl GromSearch Series are:

EVENT 1 - Jan Juc, VIC - Sept 21-23, 2019

EVENT 2 - Newcastle, NSW - Oct 5-8, 2019

EVENT 3 - Yorke Peninsula, SA - Nov 2-3, 2019

EVENT 4 - Sunshine Coast, QLD - Dec 16-19, 2019

National Final – Woonona, NSW – Jan 14-16, 2020

The 2019 Rip Curl GromSearch series is supported by managing partners Surfing Australia and Surfing Victoria

KIA is the official vehicle partner of the Rip Curl GromSearch Series

About the GromSearch series:

The Australian series allows surfers from around the country to compete against their contemporaries in a fun and engaging environment. Each result in the four-event series is awarded points that count towards a surfer’s GromSearch National ranking, giving participants across the country the opportunity to compare their performances against their peers.

After the last event in Queensland, the top-ranked surfers qualify for the Rip Curl GromSearch National Final (in their respective divisions), where they then compete for the chance to become the Australian GromSearch Champion.

The National Champion then represents Australia at the Rip Curl GromSearch International Final, held at a new location around the globe each year, against the best junior surfers from each participating country.

Heat draws are currently available at surfingvictoria.com. Scores will be available on liveheats.com/surfingvictoria.

Learn More about GromSearch

 

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