This year’s Quiksilver King of the Groms competition is now 100% digital. Surfers out there who are 16-years -and under have until June 30, 2013 to post their video online.
In the first round, the public will vote for their favorite clips online. Then they will be judged by Quiksilver pro surfers and other big surfing names will decide who competes in the final competition. The King of the Groms International final will be held at the Quiksilver Pro France from September 26th This year’s King of the Groms competition is now 100% digital. Surfers out there who are 16-years -and under have until June 30, 2013 to post their surf video online. October 6th in Hossegor.
Judges include Euskadi’s surfer Aritz Aranburu for the European division. Travis Logie will judge the African Region. For the North American and Hawaii territory, Kelly Slater and Dane Reynolds will select the finalists.
“Filming our surfing has always been one of the best things to improve our technic. I’m loving this initiative of Quiksilver, the kids will have the opportunity to show their talent all over the world. I still remember the day I won the the trophy… It opened so many gates to me. Can’t wait to check some footage boys! Best of luck,” said Aritz Aranburu.
How to take part in the King of the Groms:
- Upload – Before June 30, 2013 subscribe and post your 90-second video with your best waves to www.quiksilverlive.com. Make sure to you the music provided on the resources page to be qualified.
- Vote – The videos are published online from July 1st to July 31st and voting online begins. The highest number of ‘likes’ on the videos will move onto the next round.
- Final Selection – The jury will pick 15 international young surfers to compete alongside the events three wildcards: Kanoa Igarashi, Leonardo Fioravanti and Jack Robinson.
- King of the Grom’s Final – The King of the Groms International Final will be held during the Quiksilver Pro France from September 26th to October 6th in Hossegor. Finalists will have the opportunity to surf in front of their favorite pro surfers and big crowds!
“I think the new format is brilliant! I wish we had this when I was a grom! Sending in video clips gives Groms around the world to properly show their talents and express themselves without the stress of hassling for waves and time limits that you get in heats. It should bring out the best in the kids,” said Travis Logie.
Take a look at the wildcard winners!
Selection breakdown for the Top 15 surfers:
– North America and Hawaii: 3 surfers
– Central America, South America and Caribbean: 1 surfer
– Brazil: 2 surfers
– Europe, Reunion Island, French Indies: 2 surfers
– Africa: 1 surfer
– Asia and Middle East: 1 surfer
– Japan: 1 surfer
– Australia: 2 surfers
– New Zealand: 1 surfer
– Pacific and Oceania: 1 surfer