Oct 29, 2022

Day-1 Highlights of The Rip Curl GromSearch 2022

Presented By Samudera Indonesia

First day of the Rip Curl GromSearch 2022 went ahead today with the most talented young surfers from all over Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Japan, France, USA, England, and beyond. Competing in an exciting, safe and friendly environment, with high voltage action from all 112 competitors of boys’ divisions including Under 16’s, Under 14’s and Under 10’s.

The legendary beach break, Halfway Kuta Beach greeted the Groms with super nice 3 to 4 foot long waves, perfect sized conditions to show-off their skills during the day. Starting with the boys under 16 division, the touristic Kuta beach were perfect and sunny all day, giving our Groms the chance to showcase their talents and offered good and fair competition. The contest continued with the under 14 divisions, followed by under 10 meanwhile all girls’ divisions will compete the next day.

Nick Chong, this year’s Contest Director, made the call for Day-1 of the GromSearch 2022. “Conditions today were perfect with contestable Lefts and Rights at Halfway offering up ample opportunities for all Surfers on Day 1. Forecast for Finals Day Tomorrow (Sunday) we’ll see swell drops but wind will be more favorable and our new Rip Curl GromSearch Champions will be Crowned”

Round 1 of Under 16 division started off with Westen Hirst’s arial scoring 6,67 out of his 12,34 total heat. Securing his Quarterfinal spot along with I Gede Surya (10,20), Teddy Bille (9,33), Kahea Desantis (10,43), and Philip Duke (10,33). All U-16 competitors will continue their QF heats the next day.

The U-14 division saw Dylan Wilcoxen flied out the gate with an 8,00 and a 4,83 giving the talented free surfer a heat total of 12.83. Made Nesa on the other side of the draw surfed very strong with a total heat of 10,50. Both are respectively moving forward to the Finals Day tomorrow.

Standouts in the U-10 division with very impressive power surfing was Gede Darma Wisesa with the highest wave total of the day 17,33 (9,50/7,83). Also reaching an excellent single wave score in the U-10 Boys was Jasper Glossop locking in a 9,00/4,83 for total heat of 13.83.

“I’m so happy to get the 9,50 score. The waves were pretty great. Thanks to my father who’s been spotting me the waves!” said Darma Wisesa in the end of his heat.

The competition was not the only highlights of the day as Rip Curl also organized morning beach clean up, fun and interactive beach games for the kids with a lot of prizes, and last but not least, an environmental and recycling program education for the Groms conducted by the crew.

Rip Curl is looking for young and fresh talents to build the next generation of upcoming surfers. So... Let the Grommets rock!

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BOYS DIVISION - RESULT

Final

Heat 1

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
WESTEN HIRSTRed12.571
PHILIP DUKEWhite8.434
TEDDY BILLEYellow12.002
LUKI HARYANTO Blue8.903

Semifinals

Heat 1

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
WESTEN HIRSTRed16.671
TEDDY BILLEWhite14.172
LUKE SMITHYellow5.303
DWI PUTRAWAN Blue3.834

Heat 2

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
NINE NATTHAKORNRed6.234
LUKI HARYANTO White10.662
PHILIP DUKEYellow11.671
KAHEA DESANTISBlue8.233

Quarterfinals

Heat 1

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
I GEDE SURYA PUTRA ADITYARed7.043
WESTEN HIRSTWhite11.371
RENDRA NATAR JOSEPH ATTARDYellow7.034
LUKE SMITHBlue8.472

Heat 2

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
NATRI JARIYAWATANAWIJITRed4.003
TEDDY BILLEWhite10.371
DWI PUTRAWAN Yellow9.932

Heat 3

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
KAHEA DESANTISRed7.332
JULIEN SPACCAROTELLA White4.304
ARYAN VALLEJOYellow6.173
LUKI HARYANTO Blue12.671

Heat 4

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
PHILIP DUKERed10.142
DYLAN FACHADASWhite4.303
NINE NATTHAKORNYellow10.331
RIDWAN ARDIANSAHBlue2.474

Round 1

Heat 1

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
I GEDE SURYA PUTRA ADITYARed10.20
1
RENDRA NATAR JOSEPH ATTARDWhite9.43
2
MARIO DISTAINYellow7.23
3
DAAN VAN ROOIJENBlue5.10
4

Heat 2

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
WESTEN HIRSTRed12.34
1
KETUT EZELL ADINATAWhite4.43
3
LUKE SMITHYellow5.24
2
ALEX. G.Blue-
-

Heat 3

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
JUNA WIJAYARed-
-
TEDDY BILLEWhite9.33
1
DWI PUTRAWANYellow8.50
2
K. ANGGASTYA MAHENDRA P.Blue3.94
3

Heat 4

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
NATRI JARIYAWATANAWIJITRed1.00
1
KAVI SUGIHARTOWhite-
-
OKTA ARYAYellow-
-
WAYAN PUTRA YUDHIBlue-
-

Heat 5

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
JACK HORANRed3.13
4
FRANCO TIRTOPRODJOWhite4.33
3
ARYAN VALLEJOYellow6.94
2
KAHEA DESANTISBlue10.43
1

Heat 6

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
ALFARed-
-
LUKI HARYANTOWhite0.50
2
JULIEN SPACCAROTELLAYellow3.17
1
JOAQUIN AT THARIQ R. R.
Blue-
-

Heat 7

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
DYLAN FACHADASRed7.16
1
RIDWAN ARDIANSAHWhite3.67
2
HELIO NALENDRAYellow2.90
3
MOH ABDUL SAFIIBlue-
-

Heat 8

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
PHILIP DUKERed10.33
1
I MADE JULIO AKASA R.White5.50
3
NINE NATTHAKORNYellow7.67
2
VENBlue4.86
4

GIRLS DIVISION RESULT

FINAL

NameColorHeat TotalPos.
WAYAN MELI SUTORed8.60
GEORGIE-MAY HICKSWhite9.17
2
CHANAH WEBERYellow3.17
5
SANG AYU PUTU ANASTASYA MEGA DEWIBlue5.43
4
KAYLA TANI MARTINGreen 11.60