November 8, 2016 – Both the Rip Curl Gromsearch #5 and the Rip Curl Gromsearch National Finals were decided in challenging conditions at Lakey Peak, Dompu, Sumbawa, Nov 4-6th.
Java’s Dhea Natasya, came charging out of the gate with powerful maneuvers. Her opponent, Bali’s Kailani Johnson, put in a courageous performance but in the end it just wasn’t enough. Dhea Natasya was crowned our new 2016 Gromsearch National Female Champion.
Ketut Agus and Rio Waida sat shoulder to shoulder for the first few nerve-racking minutes of the man-on-man final. Then Rio just wore Ketut down earning the champion’s crown in the closing seconds.
“It was Gladiator time”, Said Hendrik, “It reminded all of us older guys of just how much these Gromsearch’s mean to the kids. We all got our start in these contests and I was proud to be part of the legacy this year. The surfing was so professional with these under 16 year olds…it blew our minds”.
Rip Curl Gromsearch 2016 National Finals results:
1st Place = RIO WAIDA-Bali
2nd Place = KETUT AGUS-BALI
Equal 3rd = – TENSHI ISHII – BALI
– BRONSON MEIDY-
Girl Division U-16 :
1st Place = DHEA NATASYA-JAWA (13,5)
2nd Place = KAILANI JOHNSON-Bali (9,67)
Equal 3rd = – TAINA IZQUIERDO-Bali (11.03)
CINTA HANSEL-Bali (10,87)
Super Grom Under-10:
RAJOE JOEY BARREL (BEST MANOEVER)
SINAR TANDJUNG (MOST INNOVATIVE)
FAJARI (BEST WIPE-OUT)
SOLIN (BEST WAVE)
Special Thanks to:
Dinas Kebudayaan & Pariwisata Kab. Dompu.
Dinas Kesehatan Kabupaten Dompu
Board Riders : LAKEY PEAK SURFING CLUB
Akomodasi : LUCKY LAKEY & BALUMBA
Restaurant & Surf Shop : THE WRECK Bar & Resto serta WHITE MONKEY SURFSHOP.
Polres Dompu & Polsek Hu’u (Police Dept.)
DANDIM 1614 / DOMPU (Army Squad)
Team SAR / Life Guard Lakey Peak
Photos and video from the Lakey Peak GromSearch can be found on Rip Curl Asia’s Facebook page, as well as www.asia.RipCurl.com. Log on to tag yourself and your friends.