2014 Rip Curl GromSearch New Smyrna Beach


All Photos: Patrick Ruddy
Just when you thought it was safe to feel good about your surfing abilities, pint-sized kids blow up at New Smyrna Beach during the Rip Curl GromSearch 2014 and now you’re sad. It’s always a dent to the ego when a human that hasn’t yet gone through puberty is making you feel fat and stiff, leaving you actually contemplating SUPing for the first time since forever. However, the advances by the youth are inevitable so we might as well embrace it and enjoy. The groms at New Smyrna did not disappoint with A+ surfing in less than stellar waves. Things are heating up at each event and the mature surfer’s self-esteem can only expect to further disintegrate as we head into the GromSearch National Final at Trestles.

OFFICIAL RESULTS FROM STOP #2 OF THE RIP CURL GROMSEARCH PRESENTED BY MOPHIE

Boys 16 & Under

1. Robbie McCormick

2. Logan Hayes

3. Luke Gordon

4. Caleb Goepfert

Girls 16 & Under

1. Avery Aydelotte ($250)

2. Braidyn Cunningham

3. Hannah Blevins

4. Eva Woodland

Boys 14 & Under

1. Robbie McCormick ($250)

2. Luke Gordon

3. Chase Elmore

4. Jett Schilling

Boys 12 & Under

1. Jett Schilling ($250)

2. Seth Brown

3. Blake Speir

4. Blake Elmore

Mophie Maneuver of the Event:

Luke Gordon

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