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Tom Butler wins UK Gromsearch & now faces best Euros

Tom Butler : photo courtesy Rip Curl UK Gromsearch

Rip Curl Grom Search 2005

Newquay ripper Tom Butler wins in England and heads to France to surf against the best in Europe.

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 June, 2005 : - - Newquay surfer Tom Butler narrowly defeated Jayce Robinson (St Ives) in the finals of the under 16 boys Rip Curl GromSearch finals held in choppy 3ft surf at Lust Glaze last Thursday evening.

After running the hard fought first round heats in tiny conditions at Sennen on the 11th 12th June, contest directors decided to wait for conditions to get bigger giving the competitors equal opportunity to win the trip to France to compete in the European GromSearch finals.

Tom Butler will join Holly Donnelly from Newquay who won the girls division and the Welsh and Irish champions – yet to be decided - to surf against some of the best riders in Europe in August during the Rip Curl Pro Super Series.

The next Rip Curl GromSearch events are scheduled to take place in Porthcawl, Wales & Long Strand, West Cork, Ireland on the 16- 17th July. 

Overall results for England leg as follows:

Under 12’s Boys:
1st: Tom Good
2nd: Leon Mansfield
3rd: Ryan Roberts
4th: Oliver Smith

Under 14’s Boys:
1st Jack Butler
2nd: Alex Baker
3rd: Stuart Campbell
4th: Josh Piper

1st Holly Donnelly
2nd: Hannah Dixon
3rd: Lucy Campbell
4th: Kathleen Spears

Under 16 Boys 
1st Tom Butler
2nd Jayce Robinson
3rd   Lyndon Wake
4th    Billy Norways

Updated & Revised European Surforecasts

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James Hendy -  01637 850848

Groms - Surfersvillage


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