Who blew up at this weekend’s GromSearch kickoff in Huntington? You tell us and you may find yourself on the podium with new Rip Curl gear.
At SURFING Magazine, we realize that not all the ripping happens in the final. There are standouts throughout the event, which is why we created the GromSearch Video Elections. Watch the clips below from this past weekend’s series opener in Huntington Beach. Cast your vote, post your opinion, or, depending on if you’re nominated, throw a campaign. Yes you can! Regional event winners get a profile piece on SURFINGMAGAZINE.COM, and the season champion gets a full page “Threat” feature in SURFING Magazine.
And for those of you who want to win some Rip Curl gear:
- Explain your answer in our comments section
We’ll pick our favorite campaign supporter and send you free Rip Curl gear. So simple. So quick. So much surf gear to give away.
Photos by: Paul Fisher
Parker Coffin made two finals and took one crown by letting his fins see some Huntington sun.
Divine cheering squad.
San Diego’s Taylor Clark drove his car up to HB, then drove his board up over HB.
Colin Deveze of San Clemente took the Boys 12 and Under division.
This is what the searchers look like from the perspective of a grom being searched for.
Frankie Harrer won the Girls 16 and Under division and will head to the national championships for 2010.
Parker is on a Huntington Beach roll, winning the NSSA Westerns and the Rip Curl Gromsearch back to back.
Kalani David was part of a major Hawaii contingent contesting the California Gromsearch.
Kalani sent his board to 12 o’clock in the 12 and Under.
Colin Moran cleaned up, taking 2nd in Boys 14 and Under, 1st in Boys 16 and Under, and nabbing the Dragon Highest Heat Score of the Event.
Grom abuse — although it looks like he’s kind of enjoying it. Jake and Micah Davis.
Boys 12 and Under finalists with their weight in fine Rip Curl products.
Boys 14 and Under finalists with about 3/4 of their weight in fine Rip Curl products (they’re a bit bigger at this age).
Girls 16 and Under finalists.
Boys 16 and Under finalists, including the lucky winner, who’ll have a chance to qualify for the trip to Bells later in the year.
Colin Moran, all smiles thanks to the big check.
Parker Coffin thumbs to the sky.
1. Colin Moran
2. Taylor Clark
3. Andrew Jacobson
4. Parker Coffin
1. Parker Coffin
2. Colin Moran
3. Ian Gentil
4. Kevin Schulz
1. Colin Deveze
2. Jake Marshall
3. Jacob Davis
4. Kalani David
1. Frankie Harrer
2. Jasset Umbel
3. Shelby Detmers
4. Meah Collins
H20 Overdrive Maneuver of the Event:
Kaimana Jaquias- $100
Dragon High Heat of the Event:
Colin Moran 16.5- $50
Mahina Maeda- $50