Yorke Peninsula delivers again for day 1 of the Rip Curl Grom Search

Australia’s top junior junior surfers gathered on the Yorke Peninsula, SA for the forth event of the Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Flight Centre.


Competitors were met by clean, consistent  2 -3 ft waves at Berry Bay making for an exciting first day of competition. All divisions got to showcase their surfing in a massive day of 29 heats. Results for the day can be downloaded from the Surfing SA website.


Standouts of the day were local surfer Digby Tooze and Molly Picklum who dropped excellent scores all day. There was plenty of entertainment on the beach with SunBum games and the Flight Centre expression session.


“We had to push through and have a big first day,” said Surfing SA Events Manager Mathew Anlezark. “Tomorrow’s forecast is looking a little smaller and we may move the event to West Cape which is renowned for it’s punchy beach breaks.


The Australian Rip Curl Gromsearch series allows surfers from around the country to compete against their contemporaries in a fun and engaging environment. Each result in the five-event series is awarded points that count towards a surfer’s GromSearch National rating, giving participants across the country the opportunity to compare their performances against their peers.


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.


The 2017 Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Flight Centre will be streaming live scores and results for people to follow their young grommets performances.


Be sure to head to www.surfingwalive.asn.au/competitions/rip-curl-gromsearch-2017/ to follow all the action from your computer or mobile device.


For more information on this or any other WA event series be sure to log onto www.surfingwa.com.au and check out all the Surfing WA 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