28 March, 2013 : Tatiana Weston-Webb of Hawaii and Leonardo Fioravanti from Italy have been crowned the Rip Curl International GromSearch champions for 2013. In wind affected two to three foot surf from Rincon to the Bells Bowl, Weston-Webb successfully defended her 2012 title, and became the first surfer in International GromSearch series history to go back-to-back. With the highest wave score of the event (9.33) logged in the semi final, Weston-Webb continued on to post the highest combined total of 17.26 in the final, to take down her opponents. Isabella Nichols from Coolum posted 13.96 to become event runner-up. Kim Veteau of France surfed her way to third with a 12.26, and in fourth place was local surfer Zoe Clarke of Jan Juc on a 10.66.