2014 Rip Curl GromSearch New Smyrna Beach

posted by / News, Photos / August 12, 2014

We’re not sure if the groms are old enough to like girls, but the girls sure do like them.

We’re not sure if the groms are old enough to like girls, but the girls sure do like them.

Kid’s jerseys and man hacks. Jacob Burke lays into an end section.

Kid’s jerseys and man hacks. Jacob Burke lays into an end section.

All eyes on Robbie McCormick.

All eyes on Robbie McCormick.

“When’s it going to be our turn Evan?”. Mr Geiselman working on his short game.

“When’s it going to be our turn Evan?”. Mr Geiselman working on his short game.

Micah Cantor giving his sponsors some exposure.

Micah Cantor giving his sponsors some exposure.

No, it wasn’t barreling. But if if you were out the back from Luke Gordon, you could get some visions.

No, it wasn’t barreling. But if if you were out the back from Luke Gordon, you could get some visions.

Josh Burke throwing some arm steeze for the ladies.

Josh Burke throwing some arm steeze for the ladies.

Blurred Hipsters don’t distract Luke Gordon from throwing tail.

Blurred Hipsters don’t distract Luke Gordon from throwing tail.

Blake Speir making something out of a less than perfect section in New Smyrna.

Blake Speir making something out of a less than perfect section in New Smyrna.

Just imagine how much more spray he’ll be throwing when he doesn’t have to tie his jersey. Jet Schilling.

Just imagine how much more spray he’ll be throwing when he doesn’t have to tie his jersey. Jet Schilling.

Eva Woodland knows style. She even matches her singlet color with her board.

Eva Woodland knows style. She even matches her singlet color with her board.

Pure Focus. Avery Aydelotte with her eyes on the prize.

Pure Focus. Avery Aydelotte with her eyes on the prize.

Logan Hayes power hacking like Conan Hayes.

Logan Hayes power hacking like Conan Hayes.

Robbie McCormick was taking full advantage of the double-up sections at New Smyrna.

Robbie McCormick was taking full advantage of the double-up sections at New Smyrna.

Jet Schilling way too pumped on the amount of candy he is going to buy.

Jet Schilling way too pumped on the amount of candy he is going to buy.

It’s strange when the checks are bigger than the surfers.

It’s strange when the checks are bigger than the surfers.

A brief look at the future rippers of the sport.

A brief look at the future rippers of the sport.

All smiles from the young ladies final.

All smiles from the young ladies final.

Robbie McCormick showed style and ability beyond his years.

Robbie McCormick showed style and ability beyond his years.

The winners circle. Congrats to Avery Aydelotte, Jett Schilling, and Robbie McCormick.

The winners circle. Congrats to Avery Aydelotte, Jett Schilling, and Robbie McCormick.


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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  • bobby

    This is mickey mouse….stuff…..really surfing……