Tuesday, 08 May 2018 10:40

Australia’s Xavier Huxtable and Hawaii’s Keala T. Bannert Win the 2018 GromSearch International Final

Today was a day that will go down in GromSearch history...

16 of the world’s best junior surfers battling it out in solid and powerful four-to-six-foot Manu Bay, posting 10-point rides and showing the world what the future of surfing looks like. At the end of the competition it was Torquay’s Xavier Huxtable (AUS) and Kauai’s Keala Tomoda-Bannert (HAW) who came out on top, taking down the duo from the NSW Central Coast Finn Hill (AUS) and Kirra-Belle Olsson (AUS).


Semi Final Heat Results Men:
SF1: Finn Hill (AUS) 16.15 def. Lucas Vicente (BRA) 15.7
SF2: Xavier Huxtable(AUS) 19.25 def. Cole Houshmand (USA) 16.4

Semi Final Heat Results Women:
SF1: Kirra Belle Olsson (AUS) 17.1 def. Saffi Vette (NZ) 4.9
SF2: Keala Tomoda Bannert (HAW) 18.7 def. Anne Dos Santos (BRA) 12.75

Quarterfinal Heat Results Men:
QF1: Lucas Vicente (BRA) 19.05 def. Xavier Huxtable (AUS) 17.85 def. Caleb Cutmore (NZ) 15.65
QF2: Cole Houshmand (USA) 18.55 def. Finn Hill (AUS) 16.3 def. Guilherme Ribeiro (PRT) 14.25

Quarterfinal Heat Results Women:
QF1: Saffi Vette (NZ) 15.25 def. Anne Dos Santos (BRA) 11.45 def. Brie Bennett (NZ) 11.25
QF2: Keala Tomoda Bannert (HAW) 16 def. Kirra Belle Olsson (AUS) 13.36 def. Piper Harrison (AUS) 11.4

Round Two Results – Men:
Heat 1: Caleb Cutmore (NZ) 15.6 def. Navryn Malone (NZ) 8.25
Heat 2: Guilherme Ribeiro (PRT) 16.8 def. Kona Eru (IND) 12.65

Round Two Results Women:
Heat 1: Anne Dos Santos (BRA) 11.75 def. Taina Izquierda (IND) 11.5
Heat 2: Piper Harrison (AUS) 10.25 def. Emma Dubes (FRA) 8.85

Round One Results – Men:
Heat 1: Lucas Vicente (BRA) 15.5 def. Navryn Malone (NZ) 10.7
Heat 2: Xavier Huxtable (AUS) 15 def. Caleb Cutmore (NZ) 14.5
Heat 3: Finn Hill (AUS) 13.9 def. Kona Eru (IND) 9
Heat 4: Cole Houshmand (USA) 17.25 def. Guilherme Riberio (PRT) 13.55

Round One Results – Women:
Heat 1:  Saffi Vette (NZ) 15.95 def. Anne Dos Santos (BRA) 15.45
Heat 2: Brie Bennett (NZ) 12.25 def. Taina Izquierda (IND) 11.1
Heat 3: Keala Tomoda Bannert (HAW) 12.35 def. Emma Dubes (FRA) 11.35
Heat 4: Kirra-Belle Olsson (AUS) 16.65 def. Piper Harrison (AUS) 15.05


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