New dates announced for Rip Curl GromSearch 2021/22 series

Published on 07/10/2021

(Thursday 7th October, 2021): New January dates have been released for Rip Curl GromSearch surfing events in Victoria and NSW, ensuring multiple locations for the 2021/22 series. With Covid regulations postponing the original dates in September school holidays, Rip Curl, Surfing NSW and Surfing Victoria have worked to secure alternate dates for the respective events, into the new year.

The Rip Curl GromSearch is an iconic series of events for junior surfers that started in Australia and has developed in over 10 other countries. Organisers were committed to continue this focus on development and support of the next generation of surfing talent, whilst following the appropriate Covid regulations and protocol.

“We want to run the Rip Curl GromSearch series whenever we can, so we are committed to finding new dates for the crew in Vic and NSW” commented Rip Curl marketing manager Angus Forrest. “It’s been a tough 18 months for everyone, so we’re stoked to work with the states and find a way to run the series. Hopefully it provides a bit of fun for the groms and we score some pumping waves”.

“We are looking forward to bringing back the Rip Curl GromSearch to Victoria” said Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson. “We appreciate the patience and understanding from competitors and parents and look forward to hosting the Rip Curl GromSearch at Jan Juc!”


EVENT 1 – Coolum, Qld – Dec 13-15, 2021
EVENT 2 – Jan Juc, Vic – Jan 13-14, 2022 – ENTER
EVENT 3 – Newcastle, NSW – Jan 19-21, 2022

National Final – location TBC – Early 2022      
*all dates and locations are subject to the relevant local, state and federal Covid-19 restrictions and regulations.

COVID-19 considerations for 2021 series.
All events are run in conjunction with the relevant Surfing Australia affiliated state surfing organizations and adhere to the relevant local, regional, state and/or federal Covid regulations and restrictions. In an effort to eliminate cross-border and regional travel, organisers may determine to reserve entry to each GromSearch event specifically for residents of that state only.

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