Top Surfing At The Rip Curl GROMSEARCH Finals

Big Performances at the Final Day of the Rip Curl GromSearch

Jan Juc, Vic – Friday 30th September – The final day of event 1 at the Rip Curl GromSearch offered surfers the best conditions of the three-day period, giving the young hopefuls a chance to show their worth.  The top 16 and under surfers were afforded the perfect opportunity to chase coveted Rip Curl GromSearch titles. The competition format was  innovative and allowed participants to compete in a round robin type format.

Here’s the lowdown via Rip Curl:

Under 16 Boys Final 

1.    Joe van Dijk (Phillip Island, VIC)

2.    Kelly Norris (Coolum, QLD)

3.    Kai Hing (Wurtulla, QLD)

4.    Kipp Caddy (Lake Tabourie, NSW)

Under 16 Girls Final 

1.   Naomi McCarthy (Palm Beach, QLD)

2.    Sophia Bernard (Manly, NSW)

3.    Kelly Laity (Sandy Point)

4.   Coco Beeby (Scotts Head, NSW).

Under 14 Boys Final

1.    Kai Hing (Wurtulla, QLD)

2.    Joe van Dijk (Phillip Island, VIC)

3.    Cody Robinson (Jan Juc, VIC)

4.    Kipp Caddy (Lake Tabourie, NSW)

Under 14 Girls Final

1.    Zoe Clarke (Jan Juc, VIC)

2.    Ellie Francis (Middleton, SA)

3.    Grace Day (Jan Juc, VIC)

4.    Rikki Bell-Warren (Bells Beach, VIC)

5.    Koko Di Sciascio (Jan Juc, VIC)

Under 12 Boys Final

1.    Chilla Beeby (Scotts Head, NSW)

2.    Cole Fox (Jan Juc, VIC)

3.    Xavier Huxtable (Torquay, VIC)

4.    Max Lazarus (Point Lonsdale, VIC)

Under 12 Girls Final

1.    Grace Day (Jan Juc, VIC)

2.    Jessie van Niekerk (Jan Juc, VIC)

 

Check out snaps here:

Joe van Dijk (Phillip Island, VIC) was the star performer on the final day, winning the 16 & Under and finishing second in the 14 & Under boys division. Photo Cahill Bell-Warren/Surfing VictoriaKai Hing (Wurtulla, QLD) executed this critical forehand aerial to win the 14 & Under boys division. Photo Cahill Bell-Warren/Surfing VictoriaNaomi McCarthy (Palm Beach, QLD) overpowered her opponents to win the 16 & Under Girls division. Photo Cahill Bell-Warren/Surfing VictoriaJoe Van Dijk getting interveiwed after a big day of results. Photo Sam McMillan / Rip Curl.  “I am really happy to win this, I thought Kai was going to get the score on his last wave” said van Dijk.    “Kai beat me in the under 14’s earlier, it feels good to get him back in the division that counts the most.”Naomi McCarthy. Photo Sam McMillan / Rip Curl. “I have had a great time here in Victoria, I am stoked to win” said McCarthy.Zoe Clarke (VIC) utilized local knowledge to win the 14 & Under girls division. Photo Cahill Bell-Warren/Surfing VictoriaUnder 14 Boys Finalists. Photo Sam McMillan / Rip CurlUnder 14 Girls Finalists. Photo Sam McMillan / Rip Curl
Joe-van-Dijk-Grom-Search

Joe van Dijk (Phillip Island, VIC) was the star performer on the final day, winning the 16 & Under and finishing second in the 14 & Under boys division. Photo Cahill Bell-Warren/Surfing Victoria

Kai Hing

Kai Hing (Wurtulla, QLD) executed this critical forehand aerial to win the 14 & Under boys division. Photo Cahill Bell-Warren/Surfing Victoria

Naomi McCarthy Grom Search

Naomi McCarthy (Palm Beach, QLD) overpowered her opponents to win the 16 & Under Girls division. Photo Cahill Bell-Warren/Surfing Victoria

Joe-van-Dijk-Grom-Search interview

Joe Van Dijk getting interveiwed after a big day of results. Photo Sam McMillan / Rip Curl. “I am really happy to win this, I thought Kai was going to get the score on his last wave” said van Dijk. “Kai beat me in the under 14’s earlier, it feels good to get him back in the division that counts the most.”

Naomi McCarthy Grom Search interview

Naomi McCarthy. Photo Sam McMillan / Rip Curl. “I have had a great time here in Victoria, I am stoked to win” said McCarthy.

Zoe Clarke

Zoe Clarke (VIC) utilized local knowledge to win the 14 & Under girls division. Photo Cahill Bell-Warren/Surfing Victoria

Under 14 Boys Finalists

Under 14 Boys Finalists. Photo Sam McMillan / Rip Curl

Under 14 Girls Finalists

Under 14 Girls Finalists. Photo Sam McMillan / Rip Curl

The 16 & Under boys division was the final heat of the day and was by far the most exciting, with just .14 of a point separating first and third place. In the end it was thirteen-year old Joe van Dijk (Phillip Island, VIC) who took a come from behind victory, locking in a 5.67 on his last wave. van Dijk’s two wave score was 11.74 (out of a possible 20), narrowly snaring the title from Kelly Norris (Coolum Beach, QLD) 11.60.

Rounding out the final was Kai Hing (Wurtulla, QLD) and Kip Caddy (Lake Tabourie, NSW) in third and fourth place respectively.

In the 16 & Under girls division, Naomi McCarthy (Palm Beach, QLD) was dominant throughout. McCarthy posted an excellent 8 point ride (out of a possible 10) at the beginning of the final and continued to impress the judges, locking in 4.57 for a series of critical backhand maneuvers to seal the win. Finishing in second position was Sophia Bernard (Manly, NSW). Sandy Point’s Kelly Laity was unable to find the long open faced rides she required and placed third. Finishing in fourth position was Coco Beeby (Scotts Head, NSW).

Head Over to Rip Curl for the full story

The next stop of the Rip Curl Grom Search will take place in Coffs Harbour, NSW from the 3rd – 6th of October, 2011.

via: Ripcurl, Surfing Australia

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