The 2017 GromSearch Series continued for the second stop this week-end at Cimaja, West Java. Numbers of ripping young surfers from Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Phillipines and Thailand gathered here to compete in an exciting, safe and friendly environment. Smashing skills were shown from all competitors in all divisions, including Under 16’s, Under 14’s and under 12’s with the addition of the Super Groms division (under 10 years old).
Leading in the U-16’s division was Bali boy Ketut Agus who made it to the finals after blowing away the judges with his sharp turns and techinical carves, ending up with a total of (8,43) in the semi finals againts I Nyoman Shu Kamiyasa (5,57), Riki Afrianto (3,57) and M. Juanda Saiful Rohim (1,2). The final saw an exciting battle between Ketut Agus who scored (9,63) and Dhanny Widianto coming in second only 0,57 points behind.
“I love this wave, today was a little bit small, but some great ones came through, I know my scores weren’t great, the tide was a little bit too high, but I’m still stoked and had a great time!”, said Taina Izquierdo after winning the girls division with a total of (7,63) againts Rasti Nurhasanah (4,60), Nika Sundari (3,63) and Perta Melia (1,33).
During the 2 days of the Rip Curl GromSearch, all competitors joined in to help in a giant beach clean and learned about how important it is to respect the beach and coastline. At the end of the 2nd day, not only the competitors but also all the locals of Cimaja, West Java engaged in fun beach activities.
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