A contest that has forever been used as precursor for surfing success, SURFING magazine gets to know the groms so you can learn about tomorrow’s superstars, today.
Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
The most coveted contest series in existence, most claim that winning the Triple Crown is second only to winning a World Title. As the official media sponsor, SURFING brings you daily coverage of the events as well as an online Flipbook of each contest.
Rip Curl Grom Search
Around the US and in Puerto Rico, Rip Curl does what they do best: search. In this case, they’re searching for the top regional talent. To what end? To send them to the Bells Beach WT stop for a chance to battle it out for the coveted Grom Search Title. Look for online wrap-ups, photo galleries and videos after each event on surfingmagazine.com
Follow The Light Grant
Created to honor legendary SURFING photo editor Larry “Flame” Moore, the Follow the Light grant gives budding surf photographers a chance to have their work seen and celebrated, and awards the winner with $5,000 to help launch their career. Past winners have gone on to become staff photographers for SURFING, Surfer and many brands, and include Duncan Macfarlane, Chris Burkard and Todd Glaser.
A unique SURFING property, readers scour Google Earth for unsurfed breaks and submit their entries for review. The winner goes on an exploratory editorial trip with pro surfers for an article in the magazine. With scores in both Mexico and Africa from these trips, look for another win this year, somewhere in the Pacific…maybe…
In association with Nike, Baby Cobras is a contest for creatives — filmers, writers and photographers. Hopeful young talents submit a story in their chosen medium (in this case a tale about their homebreak), and the winner goes to Hawaii with team ING to cover the North Shore season, and have their work featured online and in print. The hope is to cultivate tomorrows surf-media stars, to give them a new way to get their foot in the door.