June, 3-4-5 / Costa de Caparica

July 2-3 /Ericeira


June 18-19 /Plomeur (Brittany)

July 9-10 /Messanges

August 27-28 /Hossegor


June 11-12 /Liencres - antabria

July 18-19 /San Sebastian - Gipuzkoa

July 23-24 /Zierbena - Bizkaia


July 30-31 /Croyde - Devon

September 4-5 /Godrevy - Cornwall

European Final

October 2011 in Peniche-Portugal during the Rip Curl Pro Peniche

International Final

April 2012 at Bells Beach-Australia during the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

The Rip Curl GromSearch is back in Europe this Summer to find the best fresh talents in France, Spain, Portugal, and the UK!

The best European competitors will compete at the GromSearch European finals in Portugal, for the Rip Curl Pro Peniche 2011 and the winners of the European finals will have the occasion to compete at the international final in Australia during the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach in April 2012.


• Boys & Girls

• Under 16

• Under 14

• Under 12

The contest

• 4 riders per heat

• 20 minutes heats

• waves are scored out on a possible 10 points

• best two waves determine the final score

• for the youngest category there is always a second chance that guarantees the groms to surf at least twice without risking to be eliminated in the first round