Local Port Alfred surfer Lily Heny.
© Dave Lindermann


News Release
26 July 2023


East Beach: The fourth tournament in the 5-part Rip Curl GromSearch series rolls into Port Alfred this weekend for what promises to be an exciting junior surfing contest.

With its stunning coastline and potential for epic waves, Port Alfred provides the ideal setting for this prestigious surfing contest. The Royal St Andrews Hotel, an awe-inspiring establishment, adds an extra touch of elegance to the event. Its stunning backdrop and top-notch facilities create an inviting and comfortable atmosphere for participants and their families.

For the participants, The Rip Curl GromSearch is not just another competition but a crucial stepping stone for their future in surfing and an invaluable opportunity to gain experience, recognition, and exposure.

Beyond individual aspirations, the event fosters a sense of camaraderie among young athletes. They come together to compete, share their love for surfing, and forge lasting friendships. The junior surfing community is very tight-knit, and events like The Rip Curl GromSearch contribute to its nurturing and growth.

The Rip Curl GromSearch Port Alfred, presented by The Royal St Andrews Hotel, is a celebration of the future of South African surfing. The young participants who take to the waves at East Beach represent the next generation of surfers. This tournament allows them to develop their skills, gain exposure, and pursue their dreams of a potential surfing career.

The competition kicks off Friday morning at 7:30 and finishes on Saturday. All heats and the event program can be found on liveheats here. – https://liveheats.com/events/151154/schedule

Complimentary high-resolution images are available for media outlets on request.

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About Surfing South Africa

Surfing South Africa is the official National Federation for Surfing in South Africa. SSA is a member of the South African Confederation of Sport and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and is recognised as the governing body by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture.

Surfing South Africa is responsible for developing the sport, hosting National tournaments, sanctioning international events and selecting the national teams. This is for all disciplines that are part of SSA.

SSA is one of the 109 members of the International Surfing Association (ISA), the world governing body for the sport. For more information about Surfing South Africa, go to www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za or find SurfingSA on Facebook.

About The Royal St Andrews Hotel
The historic Royal St. Andrews Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre has an outdoor pool and a state-of-the-art conference centre and offers free high-speed WiFi throughout. The elegant rooms and suites at the hotel are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, private bathroom and tea-and-coffee-making facilities.

The Thistle Restaurant is ideal for intimate dinners or special occasions, serving fine cuisine and a good selection of South African wines. Locally crafted beer
and traditional pub cuisine can be enjoyed at The Highlander Pub. Overlooking a courtyard and a garden, the casual Paper Nautilus Deli serves coffee and breakfasts.

T. +27(0)46 604 5400
E. reservations2@rsah.co.za
Facebook – www.facebook.com/RoyalStAndrewsHotel
Instagram – @royalstandrewshotelandsp