Young talent arises quickly. From all parts of the world, new faces and names appear out of the woodwork only to become superstars years later. So to keep up with this rapidly changing frontier of future icons, the Rip Curl Gromsearch Series presented by Banzai Bowls has already gotten right back into the swing of things after their International Finals which took place only about a month ago.
But it’s a new year now – and this past weekend in Huntington Beach signified the beginning of a fresh crop of little rippers. Have a scroll through the above photos for a taste of who we can expect to see in the spotlight for decades to come.
OFFICIAL RESULTS FROM STOP #1 HB PIER – 2016 RIP CURL GROMSEARCH PRESENTED BY BANZAI BOWLS
Boys 16/Under 1. Parker Cohn, Newport Beach, CA ($250) 2. Cole Houshmand, San Clemente, CA 3. Eithan Osborne, Ventura, CA 4. Kade Matson, San Clemente, CA
Girls 16/Under 1. Alyssa Spencer, Carlsbad, CA ($250) 2. Kirra Pinkerton, San Clemente, CA 3. Tiare Thompson, La Jolla, CA 4. Luana Silva, Oahu, HI
Boys 14/Under 1. Nick Marshall, Encinitas, CA ($250) 2. Kade Matson, San Clemente, CA 3. Dimitri Poulos, Ventura, CA 4. Noah Hill, Venice, CA
Boys 12/Under 1. Jett Schilling, San Clemente, CA ($250) 2. Levi Slawson, Encinitas, CA 3. William 'Tex' Mitchell, Oceanside, CA 4. Taj Lindblad, San Clemente, CA
Banzai Bowls Maneuver of the Event: Finn McGill, Oahu, HI ($300)
DHD Surfboards High Heat Total: William 'Tex' Mitchell, Oceanside, CA – 18.43 points