Rip Curl Gromsearch Stop #2: Kewalos

All photos by Tony Heff.

The groms came marching in once again at the second stop of the Rip Curl Gromsearch series – this time invading the waters of Kewalo Basin with numbers on their side. A record 94 competitors showed up for battle, and a lucky four victors went home with that first place trophy raised high above their heads. But was it all about getting on the podium? Of course not. And with three to four foot surf on tap and ice cold Bonzai Bowls being served up all day, none of these grommets left empty handed (or atleast with an empty stomach). Official results are as follows:

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

Boys 16 & Under
1. Wyatt McHale ($250)
2. Cody Young
3. Kaulana Apo
4. Cole Alves

Girls 16 & Under
1. Summer Macedo ($250)
2. Julie Nishimoto
3. Brisa Hennessy
4. Gabriella Bryan
5. Emily Nishimoto
6. Summer Ivy

Boys 14 & Under
1. Devin Brueggman ($250)
2. Cole Alves
3. Wyatt McHale
4. Koa Matsumoto
5. Crosby Colapinto
6. Ocean Donaldson

Boys 12 & Under
1. Robert Grillho III ($250)
2. Ocean Macedo
3. Kade Matson
4. Kai Martin
5. Luke Swanson
6. Koby Hughes

Banzai Bowls Maneuver of the Event
Wyatt McHale ($300)

HIC Sportsmanship Award
Kailey Bogart

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