Kolohe Andino just keeps on coming up. His latest win came over the weekend at Salt Creek, Dana Point, at the Rip Curl GromSearch. Andino was on throughout the event, turning in consistent heat scores of 16 or higher to triumph over the rest of the 16/Under class. The 15-year-old San Clemente native held off Nathan Carvalho, Koa Smith, and Taylor Thorne in the Final, earning the National Final Title, $500, and an all-expense-paid trip to compete in the Rip Curl GromSearch International Final, which takes place at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in 2010.
"I'm really excited to be going to Bells," stated Andino. "I've never been there before, and it will be great to surf against my peers from other parts of the world, while watching the top guys do their thing. I'm stoked."
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