Rip Curl GromSearch

Stop #3 of the Series set to hit New Smyrna Beach This Sunday

Costa Mesa, CA (Aug. 9, 2012): Get ready Florida! The 3rd stop of the annual Rip Curl GromSearch Surf Series presented by H2O Overdrive is coming to the New Smyrna Beach inlet. The event has been called 'on' to run this Sunday, August 12th. With a slight bump in the swell, waves are forecasted to reach the 2-3 foot mark. With all four GromSearch divisions maxxed out, there is sure to be some fireworks in the water!

This event holds major significance because finalists will not only receive cash and prizes, but all four finalists from Boys 16/U, Girls 16/U Boys 14/U, & Boys 12/U, will be awarded an invitation to compete in the RCGS National Final set to be held in California at Upper Trestles on November 17th. The National Champions of Boys and Girls 16/U, will then get an all-expense paid trip to Bells Beach, Australia to compete in the International Final in conjunction with the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.

Check below for full event schedule. Individual heat times will not be posted until the morning of the event. For event registration, info, and updates, check out Stay tuned to and for all post-event coverage, video clips, blogs, and more.

For media inquiries, or any additional information on the Rip Curl GromSearch, please contact Rip Curl Team & Promotions Manager Matt Myers:

(Subject to change)

Time Division Round Heats Duration
8:30am – 9:30am: Boy's 12/U Round I (1-4) 15 Min
9:30am – 10:30am: Boy's 14/U Round I (1-4) 15 Min
10:30am – 11:30am: Boy's 16/U Round I (1-4) 15 Min
11:30am – 12:00pm: Girls 16/U Round I (1-2) 15 Min

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Boy's 12/U Round 2 (1-2) 15 Min
12:30pm - 1:00pm: Boy's 14/U Round 2 (1-2) 15 Min
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Boy's 16/U Round 2 (1-2) 15 Min

1:30pm – 2:00pm: Boy's 12/U Round 3 (1-2) 15 Min
2:00pm – 2:30pm: Boy's 14/U Round 3 (1-2) 15 Min
2:30pm - 2:45pm: Girls 16/U Rep (1) 15 Min
2:45pm - 3:15pm: Boy's 16/U Round 3 (1-2) 15 Min

3:15pm - 3:30pm: Boy's 12/U Final (1) 15 Min
3:30pm – 3:45pm: Boy's 14/U Final (1) 15 Min
3:45pm – 4:00pm: Girls 16/U Final (1) 15 Min
4:00pm – 4:15pm: Boy's 16/U Final (1) 15 Min

Awards Presentation 5:00pm
At Inlet Charley's Surf Shop
510 Flagler Avenue New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(386) 423-2317