Rip Curl Gromsearch Stop #4: Outer Banks

All photos by Patrick Ruddy

The East Coast is still recovering. It’s nursing its wounds after the fourth, and final qualification stop of the 2015 Rip Curl Gromsearch Series presented by Banzai Bowls came in like a youthful storm to Nags Heads, North Carolina this weekend for one last hard-fought battle of the groms. With everyone’s eyes set on a spot in the national final at Upper Trestles on October 24th, the entire event was packed to the brim with action. The deep field of 81 competitors saw 1-2 ft. surf splitting across a classic Jennette’s Pier sandbar. In the end, the final national qualifiers were decided as Southern California prepares itself for a bombardment of the nation’s top youngins.

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF STOP #3 OF THE 2015 RIP CURL GROMSEARCH SERIES PRESENTED BY BANZAI BOWLS

Boys 16 & Under
1. Ryland Rubens ($250)
2. Che Allan
3. Luke Gordon
4. Kei Kobayashi

Girls 16 & Under
1. Avery Aydelotte ($250)
2. Molly Kirk
3. Maddie Malazia
4. Logan Harris

Boys 14 & Under
1. Jacob Burke ($250)
2. Bo Raynor
3. Seth Brown
4. Sebastian Mendes

Boys 12 & Under
1 Sebastian Mendes ($250)
2. Laird Myers
3. Robbie Goodwin
4. Kyle Tester

Banzai Bowls Maneuver of the Event
Luke Gordon ($300)

Kitten Vs. Cub: Luke Gordon and Bo Raynor