Rip Curl GromSearch, Seal Point, Cape St Francis, 23/24 July

Cape St Francis – The second contest in the 2022 Rip Curl GromSearch Series will take place at Seal Point this weekend, and entries are closed. The Rip Curl GromSearch contest is presented by Sea Harvest and supported by The Cape St Francis Resort. 

The first event in the series took place at Victoria Bay and was a fantastic competition and a huge success.  The second contest in the series looks to be another exciting tournament for the best junior surfers in the country. Many division winners from the first event will be competing in this event in a bid to go two in a row. These include Scottburgh’s Leah and Louise Lepront, Mikey Todd, (CT), local surfer Rory Dace and Joel Fowles (CT).


Mikey Todd © Louis Wulff

The Rip Curl GromSearch series allows kids to compete against the best surfers in the same age bracket from their country. This format provides these groms with an insight into a life of competitive surfing and gives them the invaluable experience of surfing and competing in different waves around the country.


Louise Lepront © Louis Wulff

 It is a Premier SAST event, with 1,000 points going to the winners and prizemoney per Premier events. There is currently a plan to stream the final day live, and details will be announced as soon as it is confirmed. 

The results of all the heats, as well as the finals, will be available by clicking the LIVEHEATS box on the website.

The beautiful Cape St Francis Resort is supporting the Rip Curl GromSearch. Bordering the beach at Cape St Francis and just a few minutes from the contest venue, Cape St Francis Resort ticks all the boxes as a perfect beach holiday destination. The Resort has a unique setting. Several accommodation options include conventional hotel rooms and three- and four-bedroom cottages. There are also luxury beach villas, perfect for couples, surfers, families and anyone who loves a beach holiday. All are suitable for either a bed and breakfast choice or a self-catering option.

There are discounted rates available for anyone coming down for the contest. For details phone Anita at the Resort on 082 494 3755 or 042 298 0054, or email

There will be live music on Friday night at Joe Fish Restaurant at the Cape St Francis Resort, and there will be blackboard specials on Friday and Saturday night at the restaurant.

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 the development of the sport, the hosting of National tournaments, the sanctioning of International events and the selection of National teams in all the 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. 

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