Final qualifying stop of Rip Curl GromSearch called ON for Thursday August 16th at Jennette’s Pier, OBX

The East Coast GromSearch tour continues on as the fourth and final stop of the 2018 series presented by Banzai Bowls is set to run at Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, North Carolina this Thursday, August 16th. The Surfline forecast is showing a small SE swell providing rideable surf for the northern Outer Banks. Conditions look most favorable in the morning with light offshore winds and the low-incoming tide. Winds bend light S in the afternoon, with mostly sunny skies for the day with a high of 92°F. 

This is the last chance for GromSearch competitors as they hunt for the final remaining GromSearch National Final invitations. The four finalists from each division; 16/U boys, 16/U girls, 14/U boys, and 12/U boys, will all be invited to compete in the National Final, set to be held in California this fall at C-St., Ventura November 17-18. The National Champion of Boys and Girls 16/U will then be awarded an all-expense paid trip to compete in the International Final, which is going on The Search to an undisclosed location in the spring of 2019.

Keep an eye on for all event updates, as well as for post-event coverage.

GromSearch could not be possible without the tremendous support of our amazing sponsors Banzai Bowls, Flexfit, POSCA, Hydro Flask, Surface, …LOST Surfboards, RXBar, FCS, Oakley, Surfline, and Wahoo’s Fish Tacos. 

SCHEDULE (subject to change) Thursday, August 16th 2018
Formats: Boys 16/U (16), Boys 14/U (24), Boy’s 12/U (24), Girls (24)
Times Division Round Heats 4/6 Man Time
7:00am – 8:00am Boy’s 12/under Round 1 Heats 1-4 6- man 15 MIN
8:00am – 9:00am Boy’s 14/under Round 1 Heats 1-4 6- man 15 MIN
9:00am – 10:00am Girls 16/under Round 1 Heats 1-4 6- man 15 MIN
10:00am – 11:00am Boy’s 16/under Round 1 Heats 1-4 4- man 15 MIN
11:00am – 11:30am Boy’s 12/under Semi-Finals Heats 1-2 6- Man 15 MIN
11:30am – 12:00pm Boy’s 14/under Semi-Finals Heats 1-2 6- man 15 MIN
12:00pm – 12:30pm Girls 16/under Semi-Finals Heats 1-2 6- man 15 MIN
12:30pm -1:00pm Boy’s 16/under Semi-Finals Heats 1-2 4- man 15 MIN
1:00pm – 1:15pm Boy’s 12/under Rep Heats 1 4- man 15 MIN
1:15pm – 1:30pm Boy’s 14/under Rep Heats 1 4- man 15 MIN
1:30pm – 1:45pm Girls 16/under Rep Heats 1 4- man 15 MIN
1:45pm – 2:05pm Boy’s 12/under Final Heats 1 4- man 20 MIN
2:05pm – 2:25pm Boy’s 14/under Final Heats 1 4- man 20 MIN
2:25pm – 2:45pm Girls 16/under Final Heats 1 4- man 20 MIN
2:45pm – 3:05pm Boy’s 16/under Final Heats 1 4- man 20 MIN
3:30pm Awards Presentation @ OBBC 103 Morning View Pl, Nags Head

About the GromSearch:
Since Rip Curl developed the concept for the GromSearch events in 1999, the series has spread throughout the surfing world and now culminates with an International final held at a different location each year. The worldwide series is held for male and female surfers aged 16 years and under, commonly referred to as “groms”, with the aim of the GromSearch to nurture and recruit the next generation of surfers at a grassroots level.

Former GromSearch champions include current WSL World Tour stars; Gabriel Medina, Owen Wright, Jordy Smith, Matt Wilkinson, Kolohe Andino, Tyler Wright, Stephanie Gilmore and Sally Fitzgibbons.

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