Currently in its 21st year running, the Rip Curl GromSearch series has been a great stepping stone for the recent champions of this sport. The GromSearch series gives kids 16-and-under the opportunity to compete against the best surfers in the same age bracket from their country – and eventually, the world.
A global surf series, the winners of each regional National Final will be invited to compete in the GromSearch International Final, held in a different country each year.
After a year filled with digital entries, virtual judging, wave pools and more – the nation's top junior surfers are heading back to the ocean. This season, the United States will be split into three main divisions – West Coast, East Coast and Hawaii.