THE world-renowned Rip Curl GromSearch series is set to continue in three key surfing locations on Australia's East Coast in 2020.
The Australian series, set to feature numerous South Coast talents including Keira Buckpitt, will focus on providing junior surfers from around the country with a series of fun events allowing participants to enjoy surfing with their friends, as well as provide elite-level competition in a safe environment.
Each event will be run in conjunction with the state surfing associations and will adhere to the appropriate health and safety regulations.
Unfortunately, due to a shortened season, no GromSearch events will be held in South Australia and Western Australia this year, but events in those states will be re-assessed in due course.
The 2020 series, set to feature under 12 to under 16 boys and girls divisions, will include a GromSearch national ranking, allowing surfers to gain points for each result achieved.
The top-ranked surfers at the end of the three-event series (Newcastle - October 1-4, Melbourne - October 9 and Coolum - December 14-17) will qualify for the national final (in their respective divisions), which is scheduled for March.