Stop #3 of the Rip Curl Grom Search was in New Smyrna Beach, Sophie’s goal make the final and qualify for the National Final at Seaside Reef in California. But after unleashing a beast lay back hack and recovering to her feet it was clear winning the event was on her mind as well. She flowed through the final with speed power & flow checking off the criteria. All of the other girls were shining pretty well too, With a storybook ending of this being her last 16 & Under grom search event She took home the win and solidifying her spot for her 3rd trip to the RCGS National Final.
Rip Curl press release here: 2016 Rip Curl Grom Search #3 NSB
Surfline Coverage: Surfline NSB 2016 Grom Search
Read Surfer Magazines Coverage here: Surfing Magazine RCGS NSB