A Ripper Finals Day for The 2021 Rip Curl GromSearch Sunshine Coast!

Published on 17/12/2021

Finals day of the 2021 Rip Curl GromSearch Sunshine Coast wrapped up at Coolum Beach in 2-3ft punchy waves. The morning started with clean offshore conditions before moderate onshore conditions kicked in. 

The event was a huge success and has kicked the 2021 Rip Curl GromSearch Series off to a remarkable start, with the top three surfers in each division heading to URBANSURF for the Rip Curl GromSearch National Finals.

The winner of the 16 & Under Girls Division was Lilliana Bowrey (NOOSA), with Ty Richardson (PALM BEACH) winning the Boys Division. 

In the 14 & Under Girls Division, Isla Huppatz (GOLD COAST) took the win in a closely fought heat, with Rico Haybittle (PALM BEACH) taking home the honours in the Boys Division.

The 12 & Under Girls Division was won by Eliza Richardson (SUNSHINE BEACH), with Hunter Andersson (MOFFAT BEACH) winning the Boys Division.

Ty Richardson


16 & Under Girls

1. Lilliana Bowrey (NOOSA)
2. Jahly Stokes (BUDDINA)
3. Charlotte Mulley (MERMAID WATERS)
4. Coco Cairns (NOOSA)

16 & Under Boys

1. Ty Richardson (PALM BEACH)
2. Matt Boyle (CURRUMBIN)
4. Ashton Pignat (MT COOLUM)

14 & Under Girls

1. Isla Huppatz (GOLD COAST)
2. Stella Green (BUDDINA) 
3. Charli Hately (CURRUMBIN)
4. Jordy Halford (CURRUMBIN WATERS) 

14 & Under Boys

1. Rico Haybittle (PALM BEACH)
2. Landen Smales (PEREGIAN BEACH) 
3. Mitchell Peterson (NOOSA VILLE) 
4. Zyah Hession (COOLANGATTA)

12 & Under Girls

1. Eliza Richardson (SUNSHINE BEACH)
2. Charli Hately (CURRUMBIN)
4. Rosie Richardson (SUNSHINE BEACH)

12 & Under Boys 

1. Hunter Andersson (MOFFAT BEACH)
2. Caden Francis (GOLD COAST)
3. Jesse Fergusson (SUNSHINE BEACH)
4. Lucas Deffenti (MIAMI)

View the day’s full heat draw and results here

About the 2021 RipCurl GromSearch 

The Rip Curl GromSearch is a series of events designed for young surfers! Rip Curl has been running the GromSearch since 1999, aiming to support the next generation of surfers with a fun and engaging series of events, at key surfing locations around the world.

Rip Curl GromSearch 2021/22 Schedule

EVENT 1: Sunshine Coast, Qld – Dec 13-15, 2021

EVENT 2: Jan Juc, Vic – Jan 13-14, 2022

EVENT 3: Newcastle, NSW – Jan 18-21, 2022

Location TBC – Early 2022

NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and Surfing Australia’s commitment to comply with all State and Federal regulations, series dates are subject to change at any time. 

The 2021 RipCurl GromSearch is supported by Rip Curl, Surfing Queensland, and Sunshine Coast Council. 


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