Grom of the Week: Caleb Powell
Name: Caleb Powell
Age: 11 years old
Hometown: Waianae, Oahu
School: Ma'ili Elementary
Support: My Parents
Local Break: Makaha Beach
Magic Board: Science Pipe 36inch
IG Account: @calebkopowell
Quote: “Stay siked or stay stoked” Jamie O’Brien."
How do you stay so stoked? "I just like to have fun and be positive."
Who is in your Tribe? There’s so many I can’t list them all, but the first 3 that come to mind are, Kala DeSoto @kalanoweo, Bradlee Spencer, & Styles Madijanon @stylessurfhawaii.
Three words that describe you? Fun, Entertaining and Encouraging.
What do you do when you are not surfing all day? I like to ride bikes with my friends.
What is a Grom? A grom is a kid that's really pushing it (on a wave) and they never turn back.
What moves are you working on this week? Air reverses and ARS's.
What do you love most about your family? Their goofiness.
What is it like growing up surfing in Makaha? It is defiantly a challenge surfing with my older cousins, it pushes me to be the best surfer possible.
What was the best thing you remember about competing in the Stokeorama? I really liked how I was able to clinch the win in the final seconds.
How does the ocean give you a positive mind set? I don't think about bad things when I am in the ocean. It brings me happiness even time I am in the water!
What is style to you? Style is flowing with the wave and not forcing anything.
What is your favorite thing about the ocean? I just like to get barreled and getting air.
Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off? Early morning offshore all the way because it's not as crowded and the tide is usually lower and there is more barrels.
Dream Trip? Mentawai Islands, Indonesia because it has the most perfect waves in the world and longest barrels. I would like to go with my Dad and my friend Styles.
Post surf Grinds? Burgers and Donuts.
Inspirations in or out of the water? Mike Stewart, Jeff Hubbard and I can't forget about my Dad!
Where do you want to be in 2024? I want to be in the WSL or training at a high level to be in it.
Wave Pools or the Ocean? That is a hard question, but if I had exclusive access to Kelly Slater's wave pool, then WAVE POOL!
How do you Keep the Vibe Alive? When I see a barrel I start screaming and running towards the ocean.
Who is your favorite Gudauskas brother? I gotta go with Dane.
What is your first memory of the ocean? Probably my earliest memories of the ocean was riding 2ft waves at a little beach called Aki's with my dad.