The list of previous GromSearch winners illustrates the significant history of the series, with World Surf League (WSL) competitors Gabriel Medina (Brazil), Tyler and Owen Wright (Australia), Felipe Toledo (Brazil), Jordy Smith (South Africa), Kolohe Andino (USA) and Sally Fitzgibbons (Australia) among the list of former competitors and GromSearch International Final Champions.
2x World Champion Tyler Wright, a former GromSearch competitor, explains how the GromSearch Series made an impact on her career.
“It was such a cool opportunity to get to compete in different areas at such a young age It was a great way for me to gain experience for competition on the QS and even at CT level. And, it was always good to meet new friends in a fun environment"
The announcement for the International Final was made at the USA GromSearch National Final, held just last week in Waco, Texas. This competition made history as the first-ever junior competition in a wave pool.
The Under-16 Boys Champion Ocean Macedo from Maui, Hawaii, was almost lost for words at the news of the International Final being held in conjunction with the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.