The 2020/21 Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by Banzai Bowls is officially ON! After multiple postponements, the stacked field of North America’s top 16 and under groms are ready to battle it out on the freshwater peaks of BSR Surf Resort in Waco, Texas on May 8th, 2021.
While the original National Final was set to take place in October ’20, Rip Curl worked alongside BSR to postpone the event until regional restrictions were deemed safe. Allowing an additional eight months in time ensured a much safer and welcoming environment to host the Nation’s top junior talent.
The National Final will consist of the Main Event National Final Competition, as well as specialty divisions; the Banzai Bowls Air Show, the PerfectSwell® Barrel Shootout presented by GoPro, as well as the Softech Expression Session.
Rip Curl ensures that the event will be in compliance with all local level COVID-19 safety precautions. Keeping all attendees safe is the number one priority. Ripcurl Grom Search National Final would not be possible without the support of Banzai Bowls, BSR Surf Resort, PerfectSwell®, GoPro, FCS, Softech, Lost Surfboards, and Flexfit.
We look forward to seeing the nation’s best young surfers competing on PerfectSwell® Surf Technology on May 8th. In the meantime, here are some highlights from the last Ripcurl Grom Search National Finals.