Rip Curl team rider, Kai Stubbs has been training hard for this event.

The fifth
and final contest in the Rip Curl GromSearch series 2023 will take place from
September 29 to October 1 at Seal Point, St Francis. 

With over 150 entries competing, it boasts one of the
biggest entries in a junior surfing contest and is a testament to the popularity
of this series in only its second year.

Competitors have been in town for most of the week
already, training and preparing for the event, which began at 07:30 this
morning, September 29. There have been some great waves around in the whole St
Francis area, and these “groms” have been impressing all who have seen them.

a run of bad weather battering the country, the forecast for the weekend in the
Eastern Cape looks promising, with offshore winds for most of the tournament.

This year,
the series focused on the Premier u/16 division, where the winners will not
only claim the coveted winner’s trophy but also walk away with a handsome R6 000
cash prize.

 Rip Curl GromSearch series 2023

The Rip Curl GromSearch series 2023 schedule.

Seal Point’s waves have a reputation for being great
during this time of the year, making it the perfect venue for the climax of the
GromSearch series and an ideal canvas for these young talents to showcase their
skills and push the boundaries of their abilities.

Rip Curl’s unwavering support for the GromSearch series
underlines their dedication to fostering the growth of surfing in South

This tournament is a Surfing South Africa event and will
again have u/12 boys and girls, u/14 boys and girls, u/16 boys and girls, and u/18
boys and girls divisions competing. The competition is a Premier SAST event,
with 1 000 points for the winners and prize money per premier event.

For more
information about the Rip Curl South Africa visit


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