Rip Curl GromSearch National Final to be held at URBNSURF

Published on 03/03/2022

72 of the next generation of surf stars will descend upon Australia’s first ever wave park, URBNSURF, next week to compete in the Rip Curl GromSearch national final.

The event is a worldwide series of events designed for grommets running in more than 10 countries, with over 3,000 competitors worldwide. For the second year in a row the event will run at URBNSURF in Melbourne.

Some incredible surfers have come through the series including current and past WSL World Tour athletes Gabriel Medina, Stephanie Gilmore, Italo Ferreira, Carissa Moore, Jordy Smith, Owen Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons, Kolohe Andino, and Filipe Toledo.

The event will feature the top junior surfers from around the country including Buddina, Queensland’s Jahly Stokes, former event champion Kash Brown (Cronulla, New South Wales), WSL Margaret River Pro competitor Willow Hardy (Margaret River, Western Australia) and Rip Curl #GromSearchOnline wildcard Will Watson (Mornington Peninsula, Victoria).

“The Rip Curl GromSearch events are an incredible stepping stone for the next generation of surfers,” Said Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson.

“It is going to be amazing to see the talent from multiple states compete in the even playing ground of URBNSURF.”

“Good luck to all competitors in the event.”

The first heat of the event will start at 9:00am.

The live Scores and Schedule can be accessed via

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