Get ready for the Rip Curl GromSearch National Finals this weekend!
The best young surfers from all over Indonesia are preparing to do battle for the prestigious title of National GromSearch Champion this coming weekend, when Rip Curl will host the finals of the Indonesian Youth Surfing championships at World Famous Kuta Beach, Halfway, Bali.
Through working in partnership with regional boarders communities, this year Rip Curl increased the Junior Surf series to 10 qualifying events held all over Indonesia with 4 finalists from each region making the cut to get all-expenses-paid-trip to Bali to compete in the National Finals this weekend.
Proceedings will start early this coming Saturday morning with the 10th and final Tour Stop at Kuta Beach where not only the regional champion will be crowned, but the final four competitors left standing in the under 16's category going head-to-head on Sunday up against the other finalists from all over the country to battle for the National Title and a chance to compete in the World GromSearch Finals to be held "somewhere" in 2014 - the location is being kept under wraps until its formally announced later this year.
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 a 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. Were stoked and looking forward to seeing the best young Surfers from Indonesia compete together at famous Kuta Beach Halfway this weekend for a spot in the World Finals in 2014!
Don’t miss the date this weekend 5th & 6th of October!, there will be lots of fun games, environmental activities and of course the best Surfing action from the next generation of surfers from all over Indonesia!
About Rip Curl GromSearch
Rip Curl is always on the Search for the youngest and freshest talents from around the world, recruiting the next generation of surfers from the remotest regions of the planet. This special Grommet event running throughout Indonesia's island archipelago is one way we can scout the next generation of upcoming surfers.
Every year, the overall winner of the GromSearch National Finals will win a dream prize of being flown on an all expenses paid trip to the World Finals, where they will compete against champions from all over the world in the International GromSearch Finals to be held during SOMEWHERE to be announced later this year.
Already running in Indonesia for 9 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 which 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.
The Rip Curl GromSearch 2013 is Sponsored by Skullcandy, Shapers, Sticky Bumps, GUS Foundation and Bliss Surfer Hotel.
Media support is provided by Surftime, Magic Wave, Indonsurflife.com, the event is sanctioned by Asian Surfing Championships.
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