Cimaja, West Java – The 2017 GromSearch Series continued for the second stop at Cimaja, West Java. On the first day the groms were given 3-4 foot waves, offshore winds and barrels galore.On the second day the swell dropped to 2-3 feet, but with amazing conditions. “All the groms were ripping, air attempts and barrels” said Contest director and Bali legend Pepen Hendrik “ I was so stoked to be there to see it live!” .
First stop of Rip Curl GromSearch 2017 blasted off with the most talented young surfers from Lombok, Sumbawa, Java and Bali tearing into the surf like a pack of hungry wolves. The first day: Are Guling with 3 to 4 foot barreling waves, offering the Groms perfect sized conditions to show-off their skills. Second day: Sunday, Contest Director and Rip Curl Team rider Dedi Gun shifted the contest site to Mawi. “We are glad that we changed the location to Mawi for the final day. It offered better waves and the crowd was closer to watch the competitors rip”
Visions lead to goals, and goals are made to be reached. With the formation of the new World Surf League (WSL) Asia Region, the primary goal of the ASC and the ISC before has now been realized…Asia’s surfers competing on the WSL QS but in their own region with their own events and their own Asian rankings.
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.
2015 ASC Men’s Champion Raditya Rondi from Kuta, Bali took down current rankings leader Dede Suryana (West Java) in the final of the Rote Open 2016 to claim his 3rd ASC win of the year and move up to 3rd in the rankings behind Philmar Alipayo (Philippines) who is in 2nd, and Suryana who remains in first place with his runner up finish.