Last Sunday at Pandawa Beach in Nusa Dua Bali, Grommets battled for top place honours at the 2nd series of the Rip Curl GromSearch 2013 on the beautiful white sand’s of Pandawa beach. 3 to 4 foot waves were served up, offering the Groms perfect sized conditions to show-off there skills during the entire day. A total of 58 Grom’s competed in a warm friendly atmosphere, challenging themselves to get the coveted prize of a ticket to the National finals.
This contest was supported by Bukit Boardriders who helped us with the organization. It was a very challenging contest for the kids with lots of rivalry and perfect conditions. It was really nice to see such a good entry for this event with amazing support from the parents. Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun and it was a great atmosphere” commented Rip Curl’s Team Manager - Dylan Amar.
In the final of the Under 16 boys it was Deus grom Riman Jayadi of Canggu who took first place honours with a huge Frontside aierial halfway through the heat. Riman walked away with tickets to the GromSearch National Finals in Bali later this year.
The day was finished with a beach clean- up by all the competitors. The aim was to collect all non-organic waste in order to educate the Groms in environmental actions. One funny fact from the clean up effort was one of the kids accidentally collected a dead fish leaving everybody asking themselves where was this disgusting smell coming from!
The overall atmosphere was fun and exciting with crew supporting each other as a big family.
Thanks to Rip Curl for putting on a rad event and a big congrats Riman! We love ya Buddy!