GROM OF THE WEEK
Name: Caroline Marks
Age: 15 years old 2/14/2002
Hometown: Melbourne Beach, Florida
School: Light House Christian Academy
Support: My Family, Roxy, Redbull, Gromsocial, Chemistry Surfboards, Smith, FCS, Tonic, Sex Wax, Mike Parsons and Ron Jons surf shop
Local Break: Lower Trestles
Nickname: My family calls me CARL and Damien Hobgood started to call Caralupo.
Magic Board: 5'2.5'' x 18 1/4 x 2 3/16 Chemistry Squash tail
IG Account: @Caroline_Markss
Quote: "Be open to learning, Live your dreams and have fun."
What gets you stoked? I love surfing as much as possible. It froths me out and nothing better than surfing all day in the sunshine.
Who is in your Tribe? My family is a huge part of my life and we tend to all travel together. I have 4 brothers and a sister and all together we are 8, which is kind of a Tribe. Most of the time I travel with Luke aka (@chewguy), Zack (@Lifeofzachmarks), My dad Darren (@darren6774) and my Coach Mike (@mikeparson1).
What do you do when you are not surfing all day? Fish, ride some Moto-X and train and work on my fitness.
What is a Grom? An absolute Surf Frother.
What moves are you working on this week? Airs, Airs, and more Airs.
What is your favorite thing about the ocean? I love being connected to mother nature.
Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off? That's hard to say, I'm going with Morning offshore. It's always good to start your day with pumping waves.
Dream Trip? I would love to go to Fiji with my family. I would have to bring Damien and CJ Hobgood too. Those waves are incredible. It's mostly lefts and we are all goofy footers.
Post surf Grinds? Wholesome bowl from Active Culture in San Clemente.
Inspirations? My Mom and Dad. In the water Mick Fanning is amazing. He has overcome everything and is so fun to watch surf a wave.
Where do you want to be in 2020? My ultimate goal is to be a World Champion. However long it takes, I want just it so bad.
What is your first memory of the ocean? I was five years hanging onto the nose of my Dad's board, buck naked!