Name: Aidan Pearce

Age: 13 years old

Hometown: San Clemente, California 

School: Shorecliffs Middle School

Support: My mom, dad, and my brother

Local Break: Lowers, T-Street, and Riviera 

Nickname: AP

Magic Board: 5'3'' Rumaner shortboard

IG Account: @aidan_pearce_

Quote: "When you believe in yourself and the people you surround yourself with, you will win something really big one day." -Dick Vermeil

What gets you Stoked? Sharing waves and spreading the stoke to others. 

Who is in your Tribe? @alexskatesurf, @mylesbiggs, @benbrantell, @banestersurf, @tyronefomenko, @haydenbeauchemin, @i_the_banana

What do you do when you are not surfing? I like to go fishing with my family and climb with my friends. 

What is a Grom? A Grom is anyone willing to surf all day and froth in every condition. 

What moves are you working on this week? A few moves I am working on are my frontside snaps and hooks.

What is your favorite thing about the ocean? My favorite thing about the ocean is that the conditions are always changing.

Early morning offshore of Afternoon glass off? I prefer afternoon glass off because when I'm surfing I get to watch the sunset in the water and that is the best ever.

Dream Trip? My dream trip would be to go to Fiji to surf Cloudbreak because I love to surfing tubes and doing big turns on my backside. I would bring my dad and 3 of my closest friends. 

Post surf Grinds? Pipes after the morning surf and Sancho's Tacos after the afternoon sessions.

Inspirations in or out of the water? One of my inspirations in and out of the water every day is the G-Bros because the love to rip every condition and lets the Groms take the bomb set waves. They have such a great vibe and are always sharing the stoke with every human. 

Where do you want to be in 2020? In 2020 my goal would be volunteering to help spread the stoke to every human being.

Wave Pools or the Ocean? Ocean for sure. I love the ocean because it is challenging in a way that makes you need to come back for more.  Don't get me wrong, the wave pool would be mental to surf.

What is your first memory of the Ocean? One of the first memories was at T-Street with my dad and he took me out on one of his boards that he had shaped. He was frothing to get me a wave and that memory stuck with me through the years.