SURFING x Gromsearch Video Elections: OBX

posted by / News / August 20, 2010

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Who blew up at this weekend’s Gromsearch event in OBX? You tell us and you may find yourself on the podium with new Rip Curl gear.

Since not all ripping happens in the final, SURFING created the Gromsearch Video Elections to highlight the best rides from throughout each of Rip Curl’s four regional qualifying events in 2010. Watch the clips below from this past weekend’s Hawaiian event at Kewalo Basin and cast your vote, post your opinion, or — if you’re one of the nominees — launch yourself a campaign. Yes you can! Regional event winners get a profile piece on SURFINGMAGAZINE.COM, and the season champion gets a full-page “Threat” feature in SURFING Magazine.

And for all spectators interested in free Rip Curl gear:

  1. Vote
  2. Explain your answer in our comments section

We’ll identify the most original, interesting, vocal campaign supporter and send him or her a box of free Rip Curl product. So simple. So quick. So much surf stuff to give away.

 

Who blew up the hardest at The Rip Curl Gromsearch OBX?

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Cam Richards.

Cam Richards.

Cam Richards on the podium. Winner of this year's Rip Curl Gromsearch OBX

Cam Richards on the podium. Winner of this year's Rip Curl Gromsearch OBX

Frontside blow tail. Cam Richards.

Frontside blow tail. Cam Richards.

Shane Burn.

Shane Burn.

Cam Richards.

Cam Richards.

Darsha Pigford.

Darsha Pigford.

Dylan Kowalski.

Dylan Kowalski.

Cam Richards.

Cam Richards.

Dylan Kowalski.

Dylan Kowalski.

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  • Jonathan Podol

    Cam Richards is the next big thing! He is the butcher of surf contest, eliminating all of his competitors. His main goal in life is winning and THATS IT! Cam is able to read east coast waves like the back of his manly hands. Pulling off reversals, big air indy grabs, dredging tube rides and dodging barnacle infested piers! He definitely has what it takes to compete against the big boys on the WCT. This kid probably came out of the womb surfing and it looks like he has an epic surf career ahead of him!

  • Andrew Smith

    Killer cutbacks and the 180 were what did it for me!

  • Pat

    Cams surfing is absolutely mental. Still young enough to compete in the U14s he has more power than most surfers twice his age. Hell, he won the Boys U14 AND the U16. He also has a style refined well beyond his years. Combine the picturesque turns with a wide repertoire of airs and you get the most dangerous grom on the Right Coast.

  • Jonathan

    cam richards. just look at the frontside snap!

  • Patrick

    stevie Pittman son! little shredder pulling out a styling 360, the kids are allright

  • Lukasz

    polished style, good combos.

  • Ken

    Cam Richards got twice the wave for twice the style, with cool, collected, super-steady footing!

  • Jogo

    Cam Richards Ripped !

  • wiggles johnson

    you guyys should cheak out Piper Austin at jax beach some time

  • Mitchel

    Cam Richards by far… sorry but the Dylan Kolwalski guy surfs real ugly!

  • al-bot

    Cam Richards, for sure. Never mind all the turns and airs he can do, the subtle little stall in his video clip shows he actually can read waves. He’s not just looking for ramps like half the kids boosting ridiculous airs today.

  • nick

    Cam Richards blows my mind every time he surfs. This kids is amazing. His style is so smooth. He surfs like people twice his age. He busts gnarly airs and cutbacks. That 180 was killer. Cam Richards all the way!!!!!

  • fatboy

    Cam is out of control. I have surfed with him since he was running up the beach in a diaper. he has the support of a great father/shaper and older brother cole (who also blows up)look out for cam (and cole) in the near future. hell all the kids in that whole crew is gonna wreak havoc when they get a bit older. i would put those 4 kids against any 4 grom in the world. GO CAM………

  • phil

    Cam lives to surf. When he is home in the summer he does surf lessons for extra cash out of his dads shop (village surf shop)
    he works hard for everything he has and is as humble as they come. You will see him out every day no matter the conditions and coming from garden city beach sc it pretty much flat all the time here. Cam went into the grom search fresh of his first indo boat trip and blew up. A few weeks back at the reef/sweetwater pro-am he also did damage. With the support of the local community and his family this kid will make it. Watch out for him this year at easterns and his is on his way to the ecsc as we speak. The other groms from north carolina are blowing up as well. Cam is good friends with all the east coast super groms but when they put the jersey on its all buisiness.

  • Nick

    That was easy, Cam Richards.

  • EB&D

    I suppose the one who left the water and returned should get the prize. Aerials! That’s what it’s called. Good show.

  • James

    I vote Darsha Pigford for the win.

  • Davey T.

    Cam is cool. I want to be like Cam and I want to be Cam because he is good.

  • Andrew Smith

    Cam richards shreds like no other, and the killer cutbacks and 180 are proof of it!

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  • Bob

    Dylan Kowalski shreds. Saw him surfing in the Rip Curl Grom Search Hawaii this summer. Unreal that he made back to back finals in the Grom Search Hawaii and North Carolina.

  • James Stone

    I don’t think our current Gromsearch voters are giving credit where credit is needed. North Carolina’s Dylan Kowalski has the full package that his competitors are sincerely lacking. You can’t put a price on experience, and Dylan has an abundance of it. With flights already booked, past present and future training sessions with the worlds best coaches and supporters that will stand by him. The heart of a competitors success is the people he surrounds himself with, I can’t think of a better family, friend, sponsorship support system. Myself being a firm believer in his past, present and future success. The bandwagon is huge and full of room, soo feel free to hop in!

  • Taylor

    What makes Kowalski the most formidable threat to surfing is that he’s in many ways a ticking time bomb. His progressive style is matured beyond his years making any maneuver he adds to his repertoire look like he made it up – the mark of a magnetic athlete. He’s improvising when he’s surfing, unpredictable, and subtle. I’m gonna sh@! my boardies when this bombs unleashes – it might just shatter the universe.

  • Taylor

    What makes Kowalski the most formidable threat to surfing is that he’s in many ways a ticking time bomb. His progressive style is matured beyond his years making any maneuver he adds to his repertoire look like he made it up – the mark of a magnetic athlete. He’s improvising when he’s surfing, unpredictable, and subtle. I’m gonna sh@! my boardies when this bombs unleashes.

  • The Lantern

    none of these kids will ever be on the WCT