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GromSearch International Finals ready for pumping Lakey Peak

Lakey Peak on May 5, 2014 © Mick Curley Photo



Rip Curl GromSearch International Final

Rip Curl GromSearch
Lakey Peak, Dompu, Sumbawa, Indonesia
7 - 10 May, 2014

10th Anniversary of GromSearch Int'l Final hits Sumbawa

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 May, 2014 - May 5th 2014, Kuta, Bali; International junior surfing competitors are arriving in Indonesia to prepare for the 10th anniversary of the Rip Curl GromSearch International Final, held at Lakey Peak in Dompu province of Sumbawa, Indonesia.For the first time in the ten year history of the prestigious event, the International title will be decided outside of it's traditional home of Bells Beach, Australia.

Lakey Peak professional surfer Hairil ‘Oney’ Anwar is excited to welcome surfers to his local break. “The Rip Curl GromSearch events were an important part of my competitive development and I’m really happy that we can welcome the best junior surfers in the world to Lakey for the final” commented Indonesia’s highest ranked surfer on the ASP World tour rankings.

“They’re going to get great waves and meet some awesome people in our little village and the local surfers will get to see what it takes to make it to the top”

Competitors from 5 different continents have surfed through regional events to be crowned National GromSearch Champion and receive the coveted invite to the International final. They are:

    Indonesian Champions – Raju Sena and Cinta Hansei
    Australian Champions - Jackson Giles and Isabella Nichols
    USA Champions -  Pat Curren and Brisa Hennessey 
    European Champions - Tim Bisso and Tessa Thyssen
    Brazilian - Gustavo Ramos and Kayane Reis 
    New Zealand – Daniel Farr and Jasmine Smith

These competitors will be joined by the following event ‘wild-cards’;
Indonesian – Andre Anwar and Pua Johnson
International - Jacob Willcox and Kim Veteau

Past Rip Curl GromSearch International Champions :

2013 – Leonardo Fioravanti (ITAL) & Tatiana Wetson-webb (HAW)
2012 - Leonardo Fioravanti (ZAF) & Tatiana Wetson-webb (HAW)
2011 – Mitch Parkinson (AUS) & Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
2010 – Gabriel Medina (BRA) & Bianca Buitendag (ZAF)
2009 – Thomas Woods (AUS) & Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
2008 – Dale Staples (ZAF) & Malia Jones (HAW)
2007 – Tyler Newton (HAW) & Tyler Wright (AUS)
2006 – Owen Wright (AUS) & Alana Blanchard (HAW)
2005 – Mason Ho (HAW) & Nikita Robb (ZAF)

The 10th Rip Curl GromSearch International Final starts on May 7 and runs through to May 10, 2014.

Cyrielle Rusch

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