Rip Curl Gromsearch South Australia 2017 Event Wrap
Rip Curl GromSearch SA 2017
Six new champions have been crowned at the forth event of the Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Flight Centre and supported by SunBum at West Cape on the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.
The final day of competition saw some excellent surfing with West Cape serving up some great 2-3 ft waves with clean offshore for the competitors. The sun was out and the weather was great allowing for a great finish to a fantastic event.
Xavier Huxtable and Molly Picklum won the 16 and Under Titles. Molly was definitely one of the most outstanding surfers of the event.
“I am so stoked with the win, I love coming to Yorke’s this is one of my favourite events” said Xavier Huxtable.
The 14 and Under division was won by Benny Wilson who dominated in his final heat. Jazz Wylie won the girls division with an equally impressive display of surfing.
The 12 and Under Girls division went to young Mia Huppatz with the boys title going to Tanner Reid.
Rising star awards went to local standout Digby Tooze (SA) who consistently dropped excellent scores throughout the event and Maddison Davidson showed why she will be one to watch in the future. Outstanding surfer awards went to Mia Huppatz and George Pittar.
A massive thanks must go out to the Yorke’s Junior Club for all their effort in providing catering for competitors and making all the crew feel welcome at their home breaks.
“We love having all the interstate crew over and sharing our the beautiful Yorke Peninsula with them. Its and adventure for the kids with a host of great surfing options for them”, said Brian “Squizzy” Taylor, local ripper and surf coach.
After events in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and SA the Rip Curl GromSearch will continue next month in the Sunshine Coast for the fifth stop of the prestigious National series.
Final Results - Rip Curl GromSearch -
16 & Under Boys:
1. Xavier Huxtable (VIC) – 14.10
2. George Pittar – (NSW) - 11.87
3. Ben Graddison – (WA) - 11.80
4. Josh Boyle – (QLD) - 11.70
16 & Under Girls:
1. Molly Picklum – (NSW) - 12.34
2. Arabella Wilson (VIC) – 11.00
3. Daisy Corbet (VIC) – 8.54
4. Lucy Naylor – (VIC) - 5.93
14 & Under Boys:
1. Benny Wilson (NSW) – 13.17
2. Jasper Giddy (NSW) – 11.50
3. Ethan Huxtable (VIC) – 9.93
4. Emerson Raper (NSW) – 7.97
14 & Under Girls:
1. Jazz Wylie (VIC) – 12.33
2. Poppy Corbett (VIC) – 10.50
3. Mia Huppatz (VIC) – 9.57
4. Mackenzie Davidson (NSW) – 4.60
12 & Under Boys:
1. Tanner Reid (VIC) – 11.17
2. Xavier Bryce (NSW) – 10.00
3. Lucas Hickson (VIC) – 9.24
4. Ashton Pignat (QLD) – 3.7
12 & Under Girls:
1. Mia Huppatz (VIC) – 10.60
2. Maddison Davidson (NSW) – 7.37
3. Sasha Pancic (VIC) – 6.23
4. Isla Happatz (VIC) – 4.60
The Australian Rip Curl Gromsearch series allows surfers from around the country to compete against their contemporaries in a fun and engaging environment.
With parallel Rip Curl GromSearch Series in over 10 countries, it has become a crucial stepping-stone in the development of junior surfers. The list of previous GromSearch winners illustrates the prestigious history of the series, with World Surf League (WSL) competitors Gabriel Medina (Brazil), Tyler Wright (Australia), Owen Wright (Australia), Matt Wilkinson (Australia), Jordy Smith (South Africa), Kolohe Andino (USA) and Sally Fitz gibbons (Australia) among the list of former competitors and GromSearch International Final Champions.
For more information on this or any other SA event series be sure to www.surfingsouthaustralia.com.au and check out all the Surfing SA social media platforms for event updates and information.
2017-18 Rip Curl GromSearch Series Dates:
RCGS - EVENT 1 - Jan Juc, VIC - Sept 23 - 25, 2017
RCGS - EVENT 2 - Maroubra, NSW - Sept 30 - Oct 3, 2017
RCGS - EVENT 3 - Trigg Beach, WA - Oct 6 - 8, 2017
RCGS - EVENT 4 - Yorke Peninsula, SA - Nov 4 - 5, 2017
RCGS - EVENT 5 - Sun shine Coast, QLD - Dec 11 - 15, 2017
National Final – Woonoona, Wollongong, NSW - Jan 15 - 17, 2018