2014 Rip Curl GromSearch International Championships

posted by / News, Photos / May 13, 2014

Sumbawa backs it. Here’s the opening ceremony for the 2014 Rip Curl GromSearch International final.

Sumbawa backs it. Here’s the opening ceremony for the 2014 Rip Curl GromSearch International final.

Lakey Peak, minus the lake.

Lakey Peak, minus the lake.

Lakey Peak has a little je ne sais quoi about it. Except Frenchman Tim Bisso knows what, and it’s barrels.

Lakey Peak has a little je ne sais quoi about it. Just ask Frenchman Tim Bisso.

Hayana Iguchi.

Hayana Iguchi.

Brissa Hennessy looks like a young Mark Occhilupo Coco Ho.

Brisa Hennessy bottom turns like a young Mark Occhilupo Coco Ho.

The easy breezy Brisa Henessey, your champion.

The easy breezy Brisa Henessey, your champion.

Understatement: The waves for the final day could have been worse.

Understatement: The waves for the final day could have been worse.

Overstatement: Gustavo Ramos might be nominated for an XXL award for this wave.

Overstatement: Gustavo Ramos might be nominated for an XXL award for this wave.

Raju Sena, right place, right time, going left.

Raju Sena, right place, right time, going left.

Jacob Wilcox.

Jacob Wilcox.

The GromSearch supported the Harapan Orphan Foundation, which gave competitors a perspective-altering taste of the real world to balance out the surf sessions in dreamland.

The GromSearch supported the Harapan Orphan Foundation, which gave competitors a perspective-altering taste of the real world to balance out surf sessions in dreamland.

Perfect waves, just like you draw on your MacBook?

Perfect waves, just like you draw on your MacBook?

Jacob Wilcox, finally barreled — as in, barreled in the final.

Jacob Wilcox, finally barreled — as in, barreled in the final.

Pat Curren is the spawn of Tom Curren and this is proof.

Pat Curren is the spawn of Tom Curren and this is proof.

Pat Curren is also your 2014 Rip Curl Gromsearch International champion.

Pat Curren is also your 2014 Rip Curl Gromsearch International champion.

Until next year, Lakey Peak. (ASP, are you listening?)

Until next year, Lakey Peak. (ASP, are you listening?)

All Photos: Mick Curley

2014 ain’t a bad year to be grom. You’ve got an archive of TV shows and cartoons both old and new to watch. Breakfast cereal is better than ever. You’ve probably even figured out the way around your parent’s internet porn block. And, cherry on top, you get to surf a contest at one of the best waves in the world. The 2014 Rip Curl GromSearch International Championships just went off at Lakey Peak, emphasis on went off — the waves were better than anything we’ve seen on the WCT this year. And the surfing stepped right up to parallel those world-class conditions. The best 16-and-under surfers from Hossegor to Huntington vied for the title, but there can only be one champion. Well, two — one from the boys and one from the girls. Pat Curren and Brisa Hennessy filled those roles and we won’t bore you with any more words. There are 16 amazing photos up there. Click through and wish that you were 15 again.

Results:
Boys Final:
1st Pat Curren – 19.63, 2nd Jacob Willcox – 18.63

Boys Semi Finals:
SF1. 1st Jacob Willcox – 18.50, 2nd Tim Bisso – 17.80
SF2. 1st Pat Curren – 16.00, 2nd Raju Sena– 15.87

Boys Quarter Finals:
QF1. 1st Tim Bisso (FRA) – 14.40, 2nd Gustavo Ramos (BRA) – 10.17
QF2. 1st Jacob Willcox (AUS) – 15.00, 2nd Andre Anwar (IDN) – 13.80
QF3. 1st Pat Curren (USA) – 17.27, 2ND Daniel Far (NZL) – 11.30
QF4. 1st Raju Sena (IDN) – 16.57, 2nd Jackson Giles (AUS) – 9.00

Girls Final:
1st Brisa Hennessy – 17.05, 2nd Isabella Nichols – 16.90

Girls Semi Finals:
SF1. 1st Brisa Hennessy – 19.40, 2nd Jasmine Smith – 17.50
SF2. 1st Isabella Nichols – 17.15, 2nd Hayana Iguchi – 13.05

Girls Quarter Finals:
QF1. 1st Brisa Hennessy – 16.00 (USA/HAW), 2nd Cinta Hansei (IDN) 12.50
QF2. 1st Jasmine Smith – 14.15 (NZL), 2nd Kayane Reis – 12.65 (BRA)
QF3. 1st Isabella Nichols – 18.50 (AUS), 2nd Tessa Thyssen – 15.65 (FRA)
QF4. 1st Hayana Iguchi – 12.50 (IDN), 2nd Pua Johnson 12.50 (IDN)

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  • Dude

    Pat Curren — suck sick style on that last turn