Rip Curl GromSearch International Final
Maresias Beach, Sao Paulo, Brazil
28 April 28 - 3 May 2015
Gabriel Medina welcomes GromSearch champs to his home break
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 March, 2015 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Current WSL World Champion Gabriel Medina is preparing to welcome Rip Curl GromSearch champions from around the world to his home break of Maresias Beach, Sao Paulo, Brazil for the prestigious Rip Curl GromSearch International Final, April 28 to May 3, 2015.
National GromSearch champions from regions including Australia, USA, Chile, New Zealand, Indonesia and Europe will face off against their Brazilian counterparts at the iconic beach break of Maresias for the chance to follow in Medina’s footsteps and become part of GromSearch history.
Medina joined the elite list of Rip Curl GromSearch International champions when he won the 2010 final at Bells Beach, Australia.
The current WSL World Champion sees the event as an important stepping-stone for an international career and has made time to host the next generation.
“I’m so stoked that Rip Curl has chosen Maresias for the final,” Medina said. “To share my home beach with these guys is going to mean so much to me."
The 2014 International GromSearch final was won by Californian Pat Curren and Hawaiian Brisa Hennessy, contested in flawless conditions at the exotic location of Lakey Peak, Indonesia.
The location for the 2015 International final, Maresias Beach, home of some of the best waves in Brazil, can produce powerful waves and hollow barrels on its day, and with a six-day event window the groms will have time on the side to score Sao Paulo at its best.
“The groms will love the waves, and the locals will welcome the visitors and really appreciate the high standard of surfing," Medina said.
“They are the next crop of champions, and I’m stoked they’re coming to my home beach.”