2012 Rip Curl GromSearch series presented by Telstra final leg runs December 15th - 18th at Coolum on the Sunny Coast. the event also includes the Rip Curl GromSearch National Final. Mikey McDonagh, Luke and Zak Condon, Zac Wightman, Blake Ghanimeh, Regan Martinovich and Cali McDonagh are heading up. Good luck groms.

Update Dec 15th
In the U16's Zak and Jake had good heats today and Regan came  3rd. In the 14's Zak, Luke, Mikey and Zac all posted 2nd s with Blake finishing 3rd. In the 16 girls Cali had a win. All surfers progress to round 2. 

Update Dec 16th
In round 2 of the U16's today Jake had a win, Luke and Zak placed 2nd and Regan a 3rd. On their combined results Zak and Jake both progressed to the quarters where they both finished the event 7th. Cali had another great heat and moved into the final of the U16 girls. Mikey will be hoping to fare better next time the U12 boys hit the water after a 3rd in round 1 today. 

Update Dec 17th
A better day for Mikey in the U12's with a heat win and progress into the semi's. In the 14's Zac and Mikey had wins while Zak and Luke placed 2nd. On combined heat results Zac and Mikey are into the quarter finals. Cali finished 3rd in the 16 girls final today but is focussing on the National final tomorrow. 

Update Dec 18th
Another final for Mikey finishing 3rd today and capping off a stellar 2012. Well done mate. Cali finished off the 2012 comp year with a 4th in the Gromsearch national final.

The Billabong Pipe Masters, the final stop on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour will commence its waiting period tomorrow, December 8, and is projected to enjoy solid swell and great conditions over the opening days of the window. Adam Melling is currently sitting 2nd on the ratings for the Triple Crown and starts in Ht 7 Round 1 vs wildcard Kai Barger. Owen Wright begins his Pipe campaign in Ht 2 of Round 3. Good luck fellas.

Update Dec 9th
Mello looked very comfortable out Pipe today getting some big pits and a heat win. 

Mello charging Pipeline. Photo ASP Cestari

Update Dec 10th
 Mello was eliminated today with one excellent score ( 8.70 ) but no back up. Owen was bundled out in the same circumstances in round 3. Both fellas have requalified for next year's World Tour.

Image Cestari

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2012 Soundwave Australian Junior Surfing Titles runs December 1st - 8th at Nubeena in southern Tasmania. The event will be based at Roaring Beach on the Tasman Peninsula, with a secondary location at Eaglehawk Neck Beach. Jake Snellgrove is representing in the U16's boys, Steph Single is in the U18's girls and Cali McDonagh is in the U18's and U16's girls. Good luck groms.

Update Dec 2nd
Both the girls progressed through round 1 today. Steph had a win and Cali a 2nd.

Update Dec 3rd
Jake posted a solid heat win today and moved straight into the quarters. Cali also had a decisive win and also moved into the quarters in the 16's.

Update Dec 7th
Jake's campaign ended today in the quarters . He  finished 13th in Australia in an extremely competitive division. Well done mate. Steph and Cali both progressed easily into the semis of the U18 girls.

Update Dec 8th
Cali and Steph both won their semis and finished 3rd and 4th respectively in the Final. Congratulations girls you both surfed incredible for the entire event. 

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