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Ryuki Waida Wins 2018 Rip Curl GromSearch And A Ticket To The International Final.
Hundreds of ripping young surfers from Bali, Java, Sumbawa, Malaysia, Australia and America dedcended on Halfway Kuta Beach, Bali, last weekend, 20-21 October, to compete in the 15th annual Rip Curl GromSearch. Competing in an exciting, safe and friendly competition environment the best Indonesia Surfers put thier skills to the test against some red hot travelling competitors in all divisions, including Under 16’s, Under 14’s and under 12’s, with the addition of the Super Groms division (under 10 years old).
"I’m so happy I can win this competition and get ticket to GromSearch International Final. Thank you Rip Curl, Halfway Kuta Boardriders and all my sponsors,” Waida said after received the trophy on the winner's podium. "To all my competitors, just don’t give up and keep ripping."
Even though runner-up Iin only posted 7.00 in the final she made it count by making it through to her first-ever GromSearch International Final. “I’m so stoked and can’t believe I got the ticket to GromSearch International Final,” Iin said. “For all groms, keep your spirit up!”