Upper Trestles in Southern California is going to host some of the nation’s top groms to compete for the Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by H2O Overdrive. The Rip Curl USA headquarters are originally stationed in San Clemente where they remain today, making Uppers not only ideal in quality and conditions, but historic as well. The Rip Curl GromSearch National Final will be on live webcast here beginning Saturday morning on November 17th. This year the invitees have increased from 32 to 64 because every finalist from the four regional events was awarded an invite to the National Final.
Competitors are expected to be surfing at their top levels in order to take home the cash prizes and, most importantly, the international fame. The male and female champions of the 16/under event will head to Bells Beach, Australia for the Rip Curl GromSearch International Final in Spring 2013 during the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
The 2011 16/under National Final Winners, Cam Richards and Tatiana Weston-Webb will need to defend their crown against the current stand outs like Taylor Clark, Kanoa Igarashi and Kulia Doherty. Anything can happen at the classic spot of Upper Trestles, so every athlete will need their A-game to advance through the National final. Don’t forget to check back here for coverage of the Rip Curl GromSearch 2012.