2015 Rip Curl Gromsearch Huntington Beach


All photos: Clayton Burns

The youth took Huntington Beach by storm this weekend at the first stop of the 2015 Rip Curl Gromsearch series. High fives were slapped, acai bowls and tacos were devoured, waves were ripped, wetsuits were worn (all day, of course), and the search for the latest up-and-coming groms was in full force. The south side of the pier saw classic summertime conditions, with 3-4ft surf playing host to the two-day battle. When all the mayhem settled and the neoprene was finally hung to dry, a crop of four individuals emerged from the cloud of grom-searching debris as champions.

OFFICIAL RESULTS FROM STOP #1 OF THE 2015 RIP CURL GROMSEARCH PRESENTED BY BANZAI BOWLS

Boys 16/Under
1. Jake Marshall ($250)
2. John Mel
3. Gunner Day
4. Eithan Osborne

Girls 16/Under
1. Alyssa Spencer ($250)
2. Malia Osterkamp
3. Kirra Pinkerton
4. Bethany Zelasko

Boys 14/Under
1. Wyatt McHale ($250)
2. Eithan Osborne
3. Cole Houshmand
4. Sage Burke

Boys 12/Under
1. Eli Hanneman ($250)
2. Jett Schilling
3. Tony Nunez
4. Levi Slawson

Banzai Bowls Maneuver of the Event:
Kei Kobayashi ($300)

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