It’s back and bigger than ever! Rip Curl continue their commitment to the world of Junior Surfing and are back on the search thanks to partners Smith, FCS and Gorilla grip to seek out the best under 16’s surfers in the land, and Surfing GB are right behind them.

The best European groms surfing the best European waves

Since its inception in Australia in 1999 the GromSearch series has continually unearthed the next generation of surfing stars such as 2014 World Surfing Champions Gabriel Medina, Stephanie Gilmore.

The GromSearch is seen by most of the groms as the best event in the world. It offers young surfers under 16 (girls and boys) the chance to show off their talents in the environment of a friendly and relaxed competition.

“Rip Curl are stoked to be bringing the Rip Curl Grom Search back to the UK shores!  It is a great stepping stone for the UK grommets who aspire to a future in surfing, with a chance to earn a spot at the European and ultimately the World Grom Search finals” Sean Harris, Rip Curl UK.

50% of International GromSearch winners are on the World Tour… Who will be next one ?

Rip Curl GromSearch European Finale in Mundaka (Spain)2014 

The European GromSearch series has also revealed some amazing talents, such as Lens Arancibia (2014 European winner), Leonardo Fioravanti (2013 European/World winner).

Rip Curl will travel 12 famous beaches in 6 European countries (France, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Italy & Netherland) searching for the best up and coming surfers.

The next generation of world champion is surfing in the GromSearch and our official sponsor Smith, aware of the progression shown by all the kids, will be rewarding the “best move” of each event.

The winners of the European finals will have the chance to compete for a World GromSearch title against the best surfers from Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, USA & South Africa.

The International GromSearch finals will be held “somewhere” in one of the best spot in the World and Rip Curl will only revealed the location of the final a few week before the event to keep the secret !



Apart from the incredible action in the water, each GromSearch stop will offer an array of fun and interactive experiences on the beach.

On most of the stops Rip Curl riders will come to watch the action and share some secrets with the competitors.

There will also be test centres at each stop so anyone can test drive Rip Curl’s state of the art surf products including new model wetsuits, surfboards, the lastest FCS II fins and the new SearchGPS watch.

On the top of giving away lot of products, our official sponsor Smith will explain the dangers of the sun to all the beach lovers and the necessity to wear good sunglasses.

Full 2015 schedule

  • Croyde Bay, North Devon. 20/21st In association with Goldcoast Oceanfest Surf & Music Festival
  • Freshwater West, Pembroke. 11/12th With the support of the Welsh Surfing Federation
  • Watergate Bay, Newquay. 15/16th With the support of The Watergate Bay Hotel

The first of this exciting series of events will be held at Croyde Bay in association with Goldcoast Oceanfest Surf & Music festival on 20th & 21st of June. Entry will be open 4 weeks prior and closes 3 days away from the event.

Further information will be released for each event and all SGB events can be viewed at

All enquiries please contact Nick Rees, SGB Operations Manager at info@surfinggb.comGrom Search Anglet .12 juillet 2014 au spot du Club.Jour final.


Somewhere in Europe from the 8th to the 15th of November

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