GROM OF THE WEEK: Brody Buck
Name: Brody Buck
Age: 8 years old
Hometown: Encinitas, CA
School: Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary
Support: Mom, Dad, Sisters, Rusty, Phillipy, Johnny Seaside, Levi Slawson, Damien Hobgood and all of my Seaside friends.
Local Break: Seaside reef.
Nickname: Brody Fish or Little Seaside
Magic Board: 4'6" Pyzel Indie Grom
IG Account: @brodyfish_buck
Quote: "I am a Brody fish and where ever the current is going, that is where you will find me."
What gets you stoked? I never know what it is like to not be stoked because I love surfing so much.
Who is in your Tribe? Levi Slawson (@levi.slawon), Tanner, Sandvig (@the_sandvigs), Bodhi Aguilar (@bodacious_bojangles), Cole McCaffray (@colemccaffray), Ella McCaffray (@ellemccaffray), Paul Karcsay (@paulkarcsay), Rawley Cash (@rawlycash), Gavin Frank (@_gavin_frank), Kai Anderson (@kai.anderson1)
Three words that describe you? Funny, Athletic and Passionate.
What do you do when you are not surfing all day? I think about surfing, watch surfing videos and pretend to surf on my skateboard. I also play flag football, basketball and baseball.
What is a Grom? A young surfer who is good at surfing, super stoked and happy.
What moves are you working on this week? I have been working on a lot of sit ups at home to get my core stronger. In small waves, vertical snaps. For bigger waves, rail carve.
What is the best part about growing up in San Diego? There are always good waves at Seaside Reef and all the awesome people in my life.
How has the community given you inspiration? By being around all the good surfers at Seaside Reef and watching them surf. I feel so blessed because I have all these amazing people supporting me.
What is your favorite thing about the ocean? I just love riding waves and when the water is clear, I love to see the fish. I feel like the fish are part of my family too.
Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off? Early morning offshore for sure. There are usually not as many people out because the adults are getting ready for work. It feels good to surf first thing in the morning and get my gills wet before I go to school.
Dream Trip? North Shore Oahu with Jake Marshall and Levi Slawson because all the pro surfers are there and I can surf Pipeline. I would get to watch the Pipe Masters too.
Post surf Grinds? Fish 101 or sushi.
Inspirations in or out of the water? Levi Slawson and my dad. I just don’t want to be a businessman.
Where do you see yourself in 2020? I want to be in the water surfing and training to try to be on the USA surf team.
Wave Pools or the Ocean? Both. Wave pools because it is the perfect wave. The ocean because it is unpredictable and I just love it.
Who is your favorite Gudauskas brother? Tanner because he is always killing it during every session.
How do you keep the Vibe Alive? People are nice to me so it keeps me determined to be nice back. I always want to be respectful in the water, make people laugh and root for my friends.
What is your first memory of the ocean? Surfing on my new 6’0” foam board with my dad pushing me in.