GROM OF THE WEEK
Name: Charlie Mahoney
Age: 13 years old
Hometown: 13th beach
School: Saint Ignatius, Drysdale, Australia
Support: My Family, @4dsurfboards @futuresfins @positivevibewarriors
Local Break: Beacon 13th beach
Magic Board: Black and green rails on my new 4dsurfboards
IG Account: @_charliemahoney_
Quote: "Have fun and be grateful"
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm-8Iwc1heQ&t=25s
What gets you stoked? Surfing pumping Beacon (my local break) with my mates.
Who is in your Tribe? @cheryl.mahoney @_hm_000_ @cactusdesigns @jye_bartley @charliefarrer2468 @zepolampo @3llawilson
What do you do when you are not surfing all day? Hanging out with my mates and trying to search for any wave to ride. If it is flat we water bomb cars in the parking lot and doing Grom things.
What is a Grom? A grom is a kid who surfs no matter what and has white as hair.
What moves are you working on this week? I have been working with my coach @4dsurfboards on going crazy on my rail turns and getting the MONGREL out of me. HaHa
What is your favorite thing about the ocean? I love how the waves come in different directions and how they all have a different power to ride.
Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off? Early morning because the early bird gets the worm. Nothing better than getting up in the cold and paddling out in the dark.
Dream Trip? King Island because the surf pumps and I would invite Pat Gudauskas because he fires me up so much and has more energy than me.
Post surf Grinds? Eat and Eat and Repeat....
Inspirations in or out of the water? The QS events give me inspiration watching all of the talented surfers strive to achieve their dreams.
Where do you want to be in 2020? On the tour for sure.... Let's do this.
Wave Pools or the Ocean? I love the Ocean because it is RAW.
What is your first memory of the ocean? My first memory was surfing on Christmas at Ocean Grove. It was so onshore and sloppy but I had the most fun and couldn't wait to do it again.