RIP CURL GROMSEARCH - 2017/18 - Events
The Rip Curl GromSearch is a worldwide series of events designed for grommets. The GromSearch Series runs in 10 different countries with over 5,000 competitors worldwide.
PLEASE NOTE: SURFING AUSTRALIA DOES NOT TAKE ENTRIES FOR THIS SERIES – PLEASE FOLLOW THE STATE PAYMENTS LINKS BELOW TO ENTER RESPECTIVE EVENTS
The Australian series is made up of five events as well as a National final.
Please note: Participants for the National final are determined from the Rip Curl GromSearch ratings, counting a surfers best 2 results across the series. In addition, the winner from each division in each respective event of the series will be guaranteed entry into the National final. Seeding into the National final will be determined by their best 2 results total on the 2017/18 Rip Curl GromSearch Rankings.
Some incredible surfers have come through the series including current WSL World Tour athletes Gabriel Medina, Stephanie Gilmore, Jordy Smith, Matt Wilkinson, Owen Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons, Kolohe Andino, Nat Young and Felipe Toledo.
To be eligible to enter GromSearch events you must be the specified age or under as of the 16th December, 2017. To enter the 16 and under division you cannot turn 17 or older on or before the 16th December, 2017. All divisions are limited, with entry allocated on a first in first served basis. Participants may enter one division in all events and must satisfy the age clarifications.
A refund is only available if advised that a competitor cannot attend the respective event 14 days prior and a valid doctor’s certificate is provided.
Entering an Event:
Due to the high volume of competitors entering each event of the Rip Curl GromSearch, each respective event entry opening will be staggered to allow individuals the opportunity to enter multiple events in the series.
Please note: To save confusion all Entry Opening Times will run off Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
Each event entry opening will be staggered on consecutive days from July 3-4 for events 1-2, August 7-9 for events 3-4 and October 16 for event 5 as follows;
EVENT 1 - Jan Juc, VIC - Sept 23 - 25, 2017 - Entries open Mon July 3 at 5pm AEST
EVENT 2 - Maroubra, NSW - Sept 30 - Oct 3, 2017 - Entries open Tues July 4 at 5pm AEST
EVENT 3 - Trigg / Scarborough WA - Oct 6 - 8, 2017 - Entries open Mon August 7 at 5pm AEST / equivalent to 3pm AWST
EVENT 4 - Yorke Peninsula, SA - Nov 4 - 5, 2017 - Entries open Tues August 8 at 5pm AEST / equivalent to 4.30pm ACST
EVENT 5 - Sunshine Coast, QLD - Dec 11 - 15, 2017 - Entries open Mon October 16 at 5pm AEST
National Ratings Points Structure:
The 2017 Rip Curl GromSearch series utilises a unique ratings system for all divisions. A competitor’s top two results from across the Nation-wide series will determine their overall placing in the respective division.
- Event with over 130 competitors - ratings points start at 2150 points for first place
- Event with over 90 competitors - ratings points start at 2000 points for first place
- Event with under 90 competitors - ratings points start at 1500 points for first place
Rip Curl GromSearch 2017/18 Events
EVENT 2 - Maroubra, NSW - Sept 30 - Oct 3, 2017 – CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS
EVENT 3 - Trigg / Scarborough WA - Oct 6 - 8, 2017 – CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS
EVENT 4 - Yorke Peninsula, SA - Nov 4 - 5, 2017 – ENTRIES OPEN AUGUST 8 AT 5PM (AEST)
EVENT 5 - Sunshine Coast, QLD - Dec 11 - 15, 2017 – ENTRIES OPEN OCTOBER 16 AT 5PM (AEST)
National Final – Wollongong region, NSW - Jan 15 - 17, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: SURFING AUSTRALIA DOES NOT TAKE ENTRIES FOR THIS SERIES – PLEASE FOLLOW THE STATE PAYMENTS LINKS ABOVE (TBC) TO ENTER RESPECTIVE EVENTS