Woonona, Wollongong NSW
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Rip Curl GromSearch National Final 2018

Mon 15th January 2018 – Wed 17th January 2018
Registration Open
Tue 19th December 2017 5:00PM
entries close 10 Jan 2018

RUNNING SCHEDULE - Please be advised that the Running Schedule is ALWAYS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. - Please ensure that you are ready & available to surf at anytime throughout the event period.

The Rip Curl GromSearch is a worldwide series of events designed especially for grommets. The GromSearch Series runs in 10 different countries with over 5,000 competitors worldwide.

The Australian series is made up of five events as well as a National final. Participants for the National final are determined from the GromSearch ratings, counting a surfers best 2 results across the series. In 2017 the winner of each divisions in each respective event of the series will be guaranteed entry into the National final, their seed in 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.

 

NATIONAL FINAL

The Rip Curl GromSearch National Final is a qualification only event – Entry for this event is only permitted via qualification or wildcard. Qualification for this event is based off the 2017 Rip Curl GromSearch National Ratings results and wildcard selection is deemed by Surfing Australia in conjunction with Rip Curl.

All qualifying competitors will be notified via email of their selection into the National Final within 3-5 working days following the completion of event 5 in QLD on December 15, 2017. All successful competitors must enter online by 4pm AEST on Friday the 9th of January, 2018. Failure to enter by the due date will result in the competitor’s place being forfeited and returned to Surfing Australia and Rip Curl.

To be eligible to enter GromSearch National Final you must be the specified age or under as of the time of completion of the last Rip Curl GromSearch Series event in Qld, December 15, 2017.

The following positions on the completed 2017 GromSearch National ratings list will be guaranteed qualification to the National final - (Top 10 rated surfers in the 16, 14, 12 and under Boys / Top Ten rated surfers in the 16 and under girls / Top 6 in the 12 & 14 and under girls). Current up to date ratings for this series can be found at https://www.surfingaustralia.com/ratings

Rip Curl will retain an additional 10 x Rip Curl wildcards to the National Final (2 each division), excluding the 12 and under girls.

Rip Curl wildcard allocation breakdown; 16 and Under Boys= 2 WC, 16 and Under Girls= 2 WC, 14 and Under Boys= 2 WC, 14 and Under Girls= 2 WC, 12 and Under Boys= 2 WC.

To fill the National final event draw qualifying surfers will be selected from the completed 2017 Rip Curl GromSearch ratings after EVENT 5 in QLD and all surfers will be seeded according to their 2 event points totals from the completed Rip Curl GromSearch ratings after EVENT 5 in QLD.

 

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 

Conditions

The Rip Curl GromSearch National Final is a qualification only event – Entry for this event is only permitted via qualification or wildcard. Qualification for this event is based off the 2017 Rip Curl GromSearch National Ratings results and wildcard selection is deemed by Surfing Australia in conjunction with Rip Curl.

All qualifying competitors will be notified via email of their selection into the National Final within 3-5 working days following the completion of event 5 in QLD on December 15, 2017. All successful competitors must enter online by 4pm AEST on Tuesday the 9th of January, 2018. Failure to enter by the due date will result in the competitor’s place being forfeited and returned to Surfing Australia and Rip Curl.

To be eligible to enter GromSearch National Final you must be the specified age or under as of the time of completion of the last Rip Curl GromSearch Series event in Qld, December 15, 2017.

The following positions on the completed 2017 GromSearch National ratings list will be guaranteed qualification to the National final - (Top 10 rated surfers in the 16, 14, 12 and under Boys / Top Ten rated surfers in the 16 and under girls / Top 6 in the 12 & 14 and under girls). Current up to date ratings for this series can be found at https://www.surfingaustralia.com/ratings

Division Price
16 and Under Girls Shortboard $110.00
14 and Under Girls Shortboard $110.00
12 and Under Boys Shortboard $110.00
14 and Under Boys Shortboard $110.00
16 and Under Boys Shortboard $110.00
12 and Under Girls Shortboard $110.00
Entries Closed