Two IWS Team Riders Qualify for the Rip Curl Grom Search Finals in Waco

Two Island Water Sports team rider's are heading to the finals in Waco Texas this month as part of the Rip Curl Grom Search. On each of the four stops, grom competed in hopes to be one of the top four finalists at each stop, in their respective age groups, to earn themselves a spot for the RCGS National Final at the BSR Surf Resort.

During stop 4, Sterling Makish placed 2nd in 14 and Under and Reef Coote placed 2nd in 12 and under with Sterling taking home the ...Lost High Wave score at the last stop in the outer banks.

In total 16 groms will compete in each age division at the BSR Surf Resort this month.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS – Stop #4 Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC.

Boys 16/Under
1. Owen Carter, North Carolina ($250)
2. Brodi Sale, Hawaii
3. Beck Adler, California
4. Stephen Muglia, North Carolina
5. Caleb Rapson, Barbados
6. Izzy Elizondo, Panama

Girls 16/Under
1. Ella McCaffray, California ($250)
2. Kailey Bogart, Hawaii
3. Mia Gallagher, New Jersey
4. Abbie Yates, Florida
5. Katelyn Sewell, North Carolina
6. Carly Coble, New Jersey

Boys 14/Under
1. Owen Carter, North Carolina ($250)
2. Sterling Makish, Florida
3. Cole McCaffray, California
4. CJ Mangio, New York
5. Kanoa Wong, Virginia
6. Kaiden Cameron, New Jersey

Boys 12/Under
1. William Deane, North Carolina ($250)
2. Cruz Dinofa, New Jersey
3. Reef Coote, Florida
4. Miles McCall, North Carolina
5. Rafe Gooding, Barbados
6. Evan Oblinger, North Carolina

Banzai Bowls Maneuver of the Event:
Brodi Sale, Hawaii ($300)

…LOST Surfboards High Wave Score:
Sterling Makish – 9.20

Congrats go out to team riders Sterling and Reef! We are excited to see them take on the other riders from around the US at BSR Surf Resort.