Rip Curl GromSearch coming to UK

With most events in Portugal, France and Spain already done and dusted, the Rip Curl GromSearch is heading to the UK end of the month! So all you aspiring grommets out there (or helpful big sisters with talented siblings), get paddling and prepare for what could be your start into pro surfing, as the winners of the European finals will get to compete at the international finals at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach in April 2012!

Left stops

July 18-19 /San Sebastian – Gipuzkoa
July 23-24 /Zierbena – Bizkaia

July 30-31 /Croyde – Devon
September 4-5 /Godrevy – Cornwall

August 27-28 /Hossegor

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

• 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

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