Rip Curl Grom Search presented by POSCA at Goldcoast Oceanfest


Rip Curl Grom Search presented by POSCA at Goldcoast Oceanfest

Croyde Bay, North Devon – 21/22 June

The search for the world’s best Junior Surfers returns for another year of high octane action, as the first event of the 2014 Rip Curl Grom Search presented by Posca fast approaches! The 2014 European Grom Search series features 12 stops for boys and girls across France, Spain, Portugal and The UK in the Under 16, Under 14 and Under 12 age divisions.


June 21st & 22nd will see the UK’s Grom contingent descend upon Croyde Bay, North Devon in amongst thousands of festival lovers. Surfers will battle out in search of Surfing glory whilst experiencing the musical delights of the 2014 Goldcoast Oceanfest Surf & Music Festival line up, which this year includes Newton Faulkner, Hudson Taylor, Natty & many more top acts. The exciting combination of Surf and Music coupled with the idyllic coastal setting of Croyde Bay creates the arena for two days of action packed competition.

Last years action

Surfing GB are stoked to again be operating the events with Rip Curl as “The event not only gives junior Surfers a chance to compete on a fantastic platform, but provides all levels of juniors with an introduction to competitive surfing in a fun and friendly environment” said Nick Rees the SGB Operations Manager.

Posca will also be on hand to provide a wealth of awesome activities, whilst Rip Curl, FCS & Gorilla provide some awesome prizes and giveaways.

For those unfamiliar with the innovative concept behind the Rip Curl Grom Search presented by Posca, it is a series of events aiming to identify the best Under 16 male and female surfers in the UK. The search is comprised of three events taking place at Croyde Bay in North Devon (21/22 June), Freshwater West in Wales (12/13 July) and Watergate Bay in Cornwall (16/17 August). A combination of a surfers best two results will identify two male and female surfers whom will then go on to represent the UK in the European finals somewhere in Europe, and battle to earn a place in the Rip Curl Grom Search World Finals in Australia. Previous Grom Search winners include Gabriel Medina, Matt Wilkinson, Owen Wright, five times world champion Stephanie Gilmore and more.

GROM SEARCH Entry form Croyde 2014

Tickets for Goldcoast Oceanfest plus information on accommodation can be found here so get buying before they sell out:

All enquiries please contact Nick Rees, SGB Operations Manager at

Grom Search rd1 featured pic

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