Rip Curl GromSearch 2014
Count Down begins to the 2014 Rip Curl GromSearch National Final on Nusa Lembongan, Bali!
September 17th, 2014, Kuta, Bali;
Grommets will rule once again as the 11th annual Rip Curl GromSearch National final comes down in the crystal clear waters and perfect waves of Nusa Lembongan, Bali. September 27th & 28th will find Indonesia's most talented young surfers, who earned their spots by winning regional GromSearch event qualifiers in Java, Lombok, Sumbawa and Bali, getting the opportunity to write themselves into Indonesian Surfing folklore.
These lucky Grommets will find themselves ripping the famed surf spots of Shipwrecks and the aptly named Lacerations, a notoriously shallow right hander that can intimidate even the seasoned pro’s. But with such Groms as Sumbawa’s Andre Anwar, all with their eyes set on being future World Champions, all vying for this title, there is sure to be no-holds-barred action that would make a boxing match look tame.
The prize? The winners of the Girls and Boys divisions will not only be the Champions of Indonesia, but will go on to represent their country at the Rip Curl GromSearch World Finals where they will face an International field of the best young surfers from around the globe. With Locations as far away as Australia, France and America, the secret location of this year’s international Final will be revealed soon enough. But just knowing this all expenses paid trip is out there for the winners of the Nusa Lembongan event, is sure to be enough to drive these young surfers into a feeding frenzy of high performance shredding. Just ask Andre Anwar’s cousin, Oney Anwar, who vaulted from his win at the GromSearch International final into a world of International Surf travel and fame.
“The International GromSearch victory was the most memorable win of my life” Says Oney, “It set the stage for the dream life I live now as a professional surfer. Any of these young Indonesian surfers could do the same. All it takes is dedication, discipline and a dream”
It’s going to be a full-on weekend for these full-on young surfers on the enchanting Island of Nusa Lembongan. An island known for it’s warm hospitality and barrels that call to every surfer on earth, both young and old.
The 2014 Rip Curl GromSearch National Finals. A contest that will see both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat for Indonesia’s finest under 16yr old wave warriors. For two glorious days, a place where youthful dreams will be inspired.
And for one talented young surfer, a place where dreams will come true.
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The Rip Curl GromSearch 2014 is Sponsored by GUS FOUNDATIION.
Media support was provided by Surftime, Indosurflife.com, Balibelly.tv, HAI, TRAX and the event is sanctioned by Asian Surfing Championships.
A special thanks to the Halfway Kuta Boardriders and for the support of POSCA pen.