UK Rip Curl Gromsearch results

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What a weekend! In true British style, we lucked in on waves & the sun shone (this is true for 70% of the weekend, British fashion may be the rain/wind & dribble summer slop we had for the other 30% but who cares, we had a blast!). The British leg of the World Wide 2014 Rip Curl Grom Search presented by Posca came to an end yesterday afternoon as the largest ever Grom Search event held in the UK went off in 2-3ft conditions at Watergate Bay.

The finalists and winners are listed below, but massive congratulations to Will Bailey/Eno James (U16 Boys) & Niamh Mathias/Meg Niblett (U16 Girls), who earned the highest combined rankings over the 2 search events this year, thus earning themselves the top prize of the entry and trips to the European Rip Curl Grom Search finals later this year where they will represent the UK.Grromsearch-073-copyright-robtibbles

Boys U16 Winner Max Payne

Thanks to Rip Curl for making these events possible, with sponsors Posca, FCS/Gorilla/Smith Optics. Thanks also to Watergate Bay hotel for hosting, Fistral Chef for the catering, ERA adventures for keeping everyone safe, & of course the surfers and spectators for making this such a special event.

Full press release, video edit & gallery will be released later in the week.Grromsearch-078-copyright-robtibbles

 RESULTS

U12 girls

3 – Carys Potter

2 – Tegan Blackford

1 – Ffion Hughes

U12 open

4 – Max Hudson

3 – Tom Reeves

2 – Bertie Norman

1 – Stanley Norman

U14 girls

4 – Lily Mandeville

3 – Jess Knight

2 – Ffion Hughes

1 – Micha Maguire

U14 boys

4 – Kamron Matthews

3 – Finn Collins

2 – Seth Morris

1 – Eno James

U16 girls

4 – Niamh Mathias

3 – Jess Knight

2 – Micha Maguire

1 – Bethan Lewis

U16 boys

4 – Angus Scotney

3 – Alex Gibson

2 – Will Bailey

1 – Max Payne

 

Highest individual wave score – 8.33 Angus Scotney

Most radical manoeuvre – Will Bailey, going big.

RIP CURL GROMSEARCH U16 GIRLS WINNERS: Niamh Mathias & Meg Niblett

RIP CURL GROMSEARCH U16 BOYS WINNERS: Will Bailey & Eno James 2014 Gromsearch results

 

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