Rip Curl GromSearch 2014
Rip Curl GromSearch returns to Indonesia’s best locations for 2014 Series.
27th February 2014
Kuta Bali; Get ready to watch young surfers from all over Indonesia do battle for the prestigious title of Rip Curl GromSearch 2014 Champion as the Global youth Surfing Series returns to some of Indonesia’s best known surf spots.
Through working in partnership with regional boarders communities, this year Rip Curl have settled for 5 qualifying events held all over Indonesia, including Senggigi beach in Lombok, Lakey Peak in Sumbawa, Cimaja in West Java and Kuta beach in Bali. The 5 locations will decide 4 regional finalists who will make the cut to get all-expenses-paid-trip to compete in the National Finals scheduled to take place on the 27th – 28th September in the perfect setting of Lembongan Island, Bali.
The first event of the season is due to start early next month on March 9th at Senggigi beach, Lombok. James Hendy - Rip Curl SE Asia Marketing Manager commented ; " There is so much un-tapped talent out there that we decided to work with local boardrider communities from all over the country this year to cram in as many stops as possible, giving Groms from every region the opportunity to take part in the series. The GromSearch has always been about getting kids together, competing in a fun and friendly environment at the same time providing an introduction to professional surfing. It also gives kids the perfect reason to travel, meet and enjoy surfing with other Groms the same age from other parts of the county."
In addition to this years GromSearch series, Rip Curl is proud to announce that the 2014 international Finals will move from the usual location of Bells Beach in Torquay, Victoria, Australia – to the Ultimate Search Location of Lakey Peak in West Sumbawa on the 7-10th May.
Lakey Peak is an iconic surf spot and an aspirational location for junior surfers all over the world aged 16 and under. The choice of location is perfect to provide the best junior surfers in the world with an awesome experience and to assist in the development of their young Professional careers.
Already running in Indonesia for 10 consecutive years, the event has found some incredible talents from all over the country including Garut Widiarta, Oney Anwar, Putra Hermawan, Jeren Kiring, and many more…The Rip Curl GromSearch also provides an opportunity for "Grommets" to win valuable ASC points, which will go toward deciding the end of year ASC junior Champion.The Rip Curl GromSearch series was started in Australia in 1999, gives surfers aged 16 and under the opportunity to showcase their talents in a fun, friendly but competitive environment.
2014 Indonesia Series Schedule:
1st series: March 9th Senggigi Beach Kuta Lombok.
2nd series: March 23rd Lakey Peak Sumbawa.
3rd series: April 6th Cimaja West Java.
4th series: April 20th Kuta Bali.
5th series: 27th – 28th September National Final at Lembongan Island Bali.
Divisions Under 16th, Under 14th and Under 12th divisions in both Boys and Girls.
To Register Online click here: http://asia.ripcurl.com/gs14-registration.html