2024 Rip Curl Grom Search information

Surfing England are elated to showcase surfing from the UK’s top Groms. This will be the 2024 Rip Curl Grom Search, the ultimate search for the best and brightest surfing talent we have in the country.

The contest will take place on Fistral Beach, Newquay, on the 15th – 16th June (with a backup of 22nd– 23rd June).

The divisions running are:


  • Under 12 Girls & Boys (Maximum 12 years old on 31st December 2024)
  • Under 14 Girls & Boys (Maximum 14 years old on 31st December 2024)
  • Under 16 Girls & Boys (Maximum 16 years old on 31st December 2024)

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

Entry costs £20 per surfer and will open on Monday 29th April at 17.00pm via LiveHeats, Click here.

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. The contest is only eligible to UK groms. By registering for the contest, you accept the terms of this format. Click here to view.

To recap the breath-taking action from the 2023 Rip Curl Grom Search at Fistral Beach, Click Here

A huge thank you to Rip Curl for enabling the #GromSearch. Thank you to Fistral Beach for hosting us, and to CG Safety Cover who will provide lifeguards and first aid.


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



In its second year of partnership, Oakley proudly continues its support of the European Gromsearch series.

The best sunglasses brand in the business will showcase its latest products for attendees to test and offer exciting prizes to competitors. Oakley will also reward the highest score at each stop with a €500 cheque!

Last, but not least, the new “OAKLEY GRAND PRIZE” will see the grom winner embark on an unforgettable journey for two to the Portugal WCT, accompanied by a two-hour coaching session led by former pro surfer, Tom Whitaker.


The historical GromSearch Partner! Rip Curl is very happy to count FCS again for this new edition! On the menu, many prizes for the competitors and sets for the local shaper test center.


Each stop will see a local shaper get some of their surfboards out for testing. Groms will be able to test new shapes and different FCS options.

For the UK stop, we are proud to be working with Skindog surfboard


A non for profit in each country will be attending the event with environmental incentive & educational topics.


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

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

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