First stop of Rip Curl GromSearch 2017 went ahead 22/23 April with the most talented young surfers from Lombok, Sumbawa, Java and Bali.
Competing in an exciting, safe and friendly environment high voltage action from competitors across all divisions including Under 16's, Under 14's and under 12’s with the addition of the Super Grommet division (under 10 years old).
The first day took place in Are Guling with 3 to 4 foot barreling waves, offering the Groms perfect sized conditions to show-off their skills during the morning. First up was the Under 10 and under 12 divisions only leaving all the under 16, 14 and the girls division’s for the next day.
On the second day, Sunday, 23 April 2017, Contest Director and Rip Curl Team rider Dedi Gun used Rip Curl’s Search philosophy and shifted contest site to Mawi, Lombok, to find the best conditions.
“We are glad that we changed the location to Mawi for the final day. It offers better conditions and great waves. The crowd were closer to watch the competitors rip! It was such a perfect last day to a great contest.” commented Dedi.