Rip Curl Gromsearch 2012: OBX

posted by / Photos / September 24, 2012

All photos by Patrick Ruddy

16/Under champion Brad Flora.

16/Under champion Brad Flora.

 

 

The setup at Jannette's Pier.

The setup at Jannette's Pier.

 

 

Luke Gordon

Luke Gordon

Luke Gordon

Luke Gordon

The heat is on!

The heat is on!

 

 

Double finalist, Luke Gordon.

Double finalist, Luke Gordon.

Windswept conditions, but contestable nonetheless.

Windswept conditions, but contestable nonetheless.

 

 

H20 Overdrive maneuver of the event went to Brad Flora.

H20 Overdrive maneuver of the event went to Brad Flora.

Cam Richards

Cam Richards

Chelsea Tuach

Chelsea Tuach

 

 

Luke Gordon won $200 for taking out the 12/Under final. He also placed second surfing up a division in 14/Under, good work Luke.

Luke Gordon won $200 for taking out the 12/Under final. He also placed second surfing up a division in 14/Under, good work Luke.

The 14/Under finalists and a $200 richer Addison Miles.

The 14/Under finalists and a $200 richer Addison Miles.

The Girls 16/Under finalists with Chelsea Tuach taking home the win and $200.

The Girls 16/Under finalists with Chelsea Tuach taking home the win and $200.

Taking the top spot in Boys 16/Under as well as the H20 Overdrive maneuver of the event: Brad Flora.

Taking the top spot in Boys 16/Under as well as the H20 Overdrive maneuver of the event: Brad Flora.

The winners (from L to R): Chelsea Tuach, Luke Gordon, Addison Miles and Brad Flora.

The winners (from L to R): Chelsea Tuach, Luke Gordon, Addison Miles and Brad Flora.


 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Boys 16/Under

1st – Brad Flora ($200)
2nd – Brandon Mitchell
3rd – Hobie Sears
4th – Cam Richards

Girls 16/Under

1st – Chelsea Tuach ($200)
2nd – Darsha Pigford
3rd – Katie Gordon
4th – Emory McClary

Boys 14/Under

1st – Addison Miles ($200)
2nd – Luke Gordon
3rd – Quentin Turko
4th – Jonathan Eden

Boys 12/Under

1st – Luke Gordon ($200)
2nd – Boyd Brown
3rd – Micha Cantor
4th – Gabriel Morvil

H2O Overdrive Maneuver of the Event: Brad Flora ($200)

With the regional events wrapped up, the GromSearch Series sets its sights on the final event of the season, the National Championships. The four finalists from each division at each of the four regional qualifying stops will receive a personal invite to embark to Upper Trestles to compete against the best in the Nation. The 4-man, 20-minute heats give competitors the feel of a pro event. The 16 & Under Boys and Girls Champion will win an all expense paid trip to compete at the International Finals held in conjunction with the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2013.
 

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