SURFING x GromSearch Video Elections #1

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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:

  1. Vote
  2. 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.

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Photos by: Paul Fisher

Parker Coffin Ripping one off the topParker Coffin made two finals and took one crown by letting his fins see some Huntington sun.

Cheering Squad.Divine cheering squad.

Taylor Clark finished runner up in the 16 and under division.San Diego’s Taylor Clark drove his car up to HB, then drove his board up over HB.

San Clemente's Colin Deveze wins the boys 12 and under division.Colin Deveze of San Clemente took the Boys 12 and Under division.

Event Scaffolding from the water.This is what the searchers look like from the perspective of a grom being searched for.

Frankie Harrer takes home first in the girls 16 and under divisionFrankie Harrer won the Girls 16 and Under division and will head to the national championships for 2010.

Parker Coffin lays into a double finals showingParker is on a Huntington Beach roll, winning the NSSA Westerns and the Rip Curl Gromsearch back to back.

Kalani David layback.Kalani David was part of a major Hawaii contingent contesting the California Gromsearch.

Kalani David finishes in 4th place in the boys 12 and under.Kalani sent his board to 12 o’clock in the 12 and Under.

Colin Moran cleans up. 2nd in boys 14 and under. 1st boys 16 and under. Winner of Dragon Highest Heat Score of the Event.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 is enjoying it. Jake and Micah Davis.Grom abuse — although it looks like he’s kind of enjoying it. Jake and Micah Davis.

Boys under 12 finalistsBoys 12 and Under finalists with their weight in fine Rip Curl products.

Boys under 14 finalists.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 under 16 finalists.Girls 16 and Under finalists.

Boys under 16 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. Takes home the big check.Colin Moran, all smiles thanks to the big check.

Parker Coffin thumbs up.Parker Coffin thumbs to the sky.

BOYS 16/under:
1. Colin Moran
2. Taylor Clark
3. Andrew Jacobson
4. Parker Coffin

BOYS 14/under:
1. Parker Coffin
2. Colin Moran
3. Ian Gentil
4. Kevin Schulz

BOYS 12/under:
1. Colin Deveze
2. Jake Marshall
3. Jacob Davis
4. Kalani David

GIRLS 16/under:
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