Nat Young Continues Winning Streak
After six months of preliminary events across the country, the 10th annual Rip Curl GromSearch came to a close at Salt Creek on Sunday. Top amateur surfers from the East Coast, West Coast and Hawaii were ready to test their mettle at the National Finals, and, despite morning rains, the level of competition was high throughout the day.
Oakley’s Nat Young, fresh off his win at the O’Neill Coldwater Classic, won the Boys Under 16 division.
“I’ve always seen the other kids win the trip every year,” explained a still-dripping Nat Young on the awards stage, “and I’ve always wanted it to be my turn. I’m so stoked. It should be an awesome experience.” (Young also pocketed a cool $1000 for his first-place prize.)