Five State Surf Showdown at Rip Curl Gromsearch Victoria
As the September school holidays launch across Australia, one hundred of Australia´s finest grommet-age surfers are finalising preparations for their assault on RIP CURL GROMSEARCH as it bursts onto Victoria´s Surf Coast this week (September 24-27, 2002).
Grommets aged seven to sixteen years old from Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and all over Victoria are converging on Torquay and the Surf Coast for the 4th annual RIP CURL GROMSEARCH.
Originating on the Surf Coast four years ago, RIP CURL GROMSEARCH is now held annually in five locations across the country with sister series´ running in New Zealand, Brazil and the USA >> providing a world-wide platform for the youngest and keenest surfers to boost, launch and fly to Gromsearch Glory --Globally.
The second event of five in the 02/03 RIP CURL GROMSEARCH Series, has attracted big-name interstate competitors including former world-grommet champion, Ben Dunn >> 16 and Under (Old Bar - NSW) and NSW RIP CURL GROMSEARCH champions, Matthew Wilkinson >> 14 and Under (Copacabana - NSW) and Garrett Parkes >> 12 and Under (Byron Bay - NSW).
Christophe Didelot (Middleton - SA) and Dion Atkinson (Seaford - SA)>> 16 and Under are will be looking to reverse South Australia´s AFL fortunes, aiming for the RIP CURL Gromsearch "premiership".
Well represented in all six boys and girls divisions, the Victorian contingent will be lead by Stewart Campbell (Phillip Island), Tim Stevenson (Jan Juc), Dane Carollo (Jan Juc), Courtney Anthony (Bells Beach), Amy Stewart (Jan Juc) and Phoebe Riggs (Torquay).
The multiple chance competition format on offer will agin induce all competitors to boost, launch and fly in search of big points and to insure serious gromsearch cred.
On beach action is sure to add to the entertainment with LIFESAVERS, G7, Liberation Music, Smith and Waves Surfing Magazine prizes, give-aways throughout and the Fudge spray-booth colouring, styling and painting hair and bodies galore.
For more information including the event heat-draw www.surfingaustralia.com
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contact Llew Callahan @ Rip Curl
03) 52 610176, 0407 885 437,
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LLEW CALLAHAN Grommets - Surfsvillage
Rip Curl Australia
Phone:61 3 52 610176, Fax:61 3 52 615432,
Mobile:0407 885 437
101 Surfcoast Highway, Torquay Victoria 3228
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