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.
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 2018 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 2018 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.
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 30-31 for events 1-2, August 13-14 for events 3-4 and October 15 for event 5 as follows;
EVENT 1 - Jan Juc, VIC - Sept 22 - 24, 2018 - Entries open Mon July 30 at 5pm AEST
EVENT 2 - Newcastle, NSW - Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2018 - Entries open Tues July 31 at 5pm AEST
EVENT 3 - Trigg / Scarborough, WA - Oct 5 - 7, 2018 - Entries open Mon August 13 at 5pm AEST / equivalent to 3pm AWST
EVENT 4 - Yorke Peninsula, SA - Oct 27 - 28, 2018 - Entries open Tues August 14 at 5pm AEST / equivalent to 4.30pm ACST
EVENT 5 - Sunshine Coast, QLD - Dec 14 - 18, 2018 - Entries open Mon October 15 at 5pm AEST
National Ratings Points Structure:
The 2018 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 2018 / 19 Events
RCGS - EVENT 1 - Jan Juc, VIC - Sept 22 - 24, 2018
RCGS - National Final - Wollongong Region –NSW (location TBC) - Jan 14 - 16, 2019
The Rip Curl GromSearch is a worldwide series of events designed especially for grommets. From Australia to America it gives groms the centre stage to show everyone what they’ve got.
To be eligible to enter GromSearch events you must be the specified age or under as of the 19th December, 2018. To enter the 16 and under division you cannot turn 17 or older on or before the 19th December, 2018. 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.
Multiple division entry is only permitted when there are additional spaces available following the close of entries. In this case, State branches will make a notification via electronic communication (including State branch website and social media) with multiple division entry accepted through an online entry link on a ‘first-in first-served’ basis. Any entries outstanding after the above process will be allocated by the State branch, as they see fit.
16 and under boys (16’s), 16 and under girls, 14 and under boys (14’s), 14 and under girls, 12 and under boys (12’s), 12 and under girls.
A refund is only available if advised that a competitor cannot attend the respective event 14 days prior and a valid doctors certificate is provided.
|16 and Under Girls Shortboard||$88.00|
|14 and Under Boys Shortboard||$88.00|
|16 and Under Boys Shortboard||$88.00|
|14 and Under Girls Shortboard||$88.00|
|12 and Under Girls Shortboard||$88.00|
|12 and Under Boys Shortboard||$88.00|