2015 RIP CURL GROMSEARCH AT PADMA BEACH! The Dream: part II
Padma Beach, Bali, April 13th, 2015- It was a day of love, sweat and tears at Padma Beach as Rip Curl kicked off its second Gromsearch series competition in friendly 2-3, dry season surf. Under a blazing, clear blue sky, Indonesiaâ??s best under 16yr old surfers took to the water in front of one of the heaviest crowds Bali can offer. Proud Fathers like Rizal Tanjung, Bruce Hansel, Cacho Izaquierdo and Brad Benson sat on the edge of their seats as their young cubs did battle for the prestigious Gromsearch title and the grand prize of an all expense paid trip to the National finals. And then there was the Padma Boys community family keeping everything on an even keel, almost willing the performances to a higher level. On the cleanest beach in Bali, thanks to surfers like Raju Sena who was seen picking up litter on the way to the water and stuffing into his pocket for later disposal, this event for the mini-mighty felt more like a celebration of the future than just another comp. Simply put, the Padma Venue was a delight.