Rookie Rippers

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Rookie Rippers

IT’S ON! Get involved and enter Rookie Rippers for the chance to join TEAM O’NEILL.

We’re excited to announce our social media competition; we’re giving you a chance to win a spot at our Youth Surf Academy, Rookie Rippers... with guaranteed waves!

16 lucky winners will craft their skills and take their surfing to the next level, mentored by Team O’Neill riders. Location: The Wave in Bristol, UK.

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We’re looking for junior surfers from all over Europe and the UK, between the ages of 12 and 16. Post your best single wave surf videos now (Here's how to enter)!

We'll be selecting the top videos that advance to the final round, where our Team O’Neill riders Beatriz Carvalho and Gui Riberio will choose the winners to surf under their team flags!

Once you’re in your team, you’ll be challenged to push your limits in and out of the water. One team will be crowned The Rookie Rippers champions, and the two strongest surfers will win a year's sponsorship and join Team O’Neill!

Don’t stress if you miss out, there’s a second edition of Rookie Rippers at a secret location later in the year.

Here's how to enter

Follow us on Instagram and TikTok.

Share your best single wave surf videos and tag @oneilleurope (Instagram) or @oneillofficial (TikTok).

Use the hashtag #RookieRippers.

Make sure to email the link of your post to,

Boost your chances by entering as many videos as you'd like.

That's it! Make sure to submit your video before the 31st of May 2023.

Weekend Details


– Friday June 30th to Sunday July 2nd, 2023.


The Wave, Bristol, UK


– WavePool facilities
– Personalized competition jersey
– Accommodation
– Catering
– Athletes
– Staff
– Judges
– Airport transfer
– Prizes & Goodies.

*The Winner must arrange his/her Travel to and from Bristol Airport, the UK to attend this Surf Academy.

Download the terms and conditions

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