2023 Rip Curl Grom Search announced

Surfing England are elated to kick off the 2023 Events Season with a showcase of surfing from the UK’s top Groms. This will be the 2023 Rip Curl Grom Search, the ultimate search for the brightest surfing talent we have on tap from our Island waters.

The Contest will take place on Fistral Beach, Newquay, on the 18th – 19th March (with a backup of 1st – 2nd April).

The divisions running will be:


  • Under 12 Girls & Boys (born in 2011 or later)
  • Under 14 Girls & Boys (born in 2009/2010)
  • Under 16 Girls & Boys (born in 2007/2008)

Age categories are in alignment with the ISA rulebook, click here.

Entry costs £15 per surfer and will open on Monday 6th February at 17.00pm via liveheats, visit: https://www.liveheats.com/surfingengland

We anticipate high demand for this Event and therefore cannot guarantee every surfer will have a place to compete. There is essential information every athlete and parent/guardian must read ahead of entering. By registering for the contest, you accept the terms of this format.

READ THE FORMAT >> 2023 Rip Curl Grom Search Event Format

To recap the rad action from the 2022 Rip Curl Grom Search at Fistral Beach, click here.

Thank you to Fistral Beach for hosting us!

For any queries on the event, please get in touch with zoe@surfingengland.org

Surfers must be a member of their Home Federation National Governing Body (Surfing England, Channel Islands Surfing Federation, Welsh Surfing Federation, Scottish Surfing Federation). To sign up for Surfing England Membership, click here.

For any Surfing England Membership enquiries, contact lenka@surfingengland.org

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