Grom of the Week: Devin McLeish



Name: Devin McLeish

Age: 7

Hometown: The San Clemente

School: Concordia Elementary

Support: Mom, Dad, My Sisters Mia and Rylie and Jake Dowell

Local Break: T-Street

Nickname: D and Kevin the Purple Minion, Stitches

Magic Board: 4’5" Cole Surfboards 

IG Account: N/A

Quote: "Snitches get Stitches! Its our favorite joke as sisters!"

How do you stay so stoked? Surfing. Hanging out with my friends. Skating with my friends.

Who is in your Tribe? Lola Montoya, Kenslie Watts (@kenzers128) Lea Griffin, Lilah Jui, Remy Todd (@remy_todd ), Catalina Downer (@downercatalina)

Three words that describe you? Wild, Spicy, Loyal.

What do you do when you are not surfing all day? Hang out with friends, Gymnastics, play soccer and skate with friends. 

What is a Grom?  ME! Somebody who is stoked on life! 

What moves are you working on this week? Big Cutbacks and floaters!

What is the best part about growing up in San Clemente? I get to live right next to the beach!

How has the community given you inspiration? I love how the older surfers take time to help out us groms.

What do you love most about your sisters? Finley is super funny and fun to hang out with.  I love how Mia helps me with my surfing and encourages me. Rylie is the best because she plays with me and helps me and is a great big sister. 

What is your favorite thing about the ocean? The waves.  I love that it creates waves.

Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off?  Glassy afternoons, because then my Mommy can come down and watch me shred.

Dream Trip? Australia. There are tons of cool animals and lots of good surf.

Post surf Grinds? Grandmas Homemade Mac n Cheese.

Inspirations in or out of the water? In the water, when I see big airs! Out of the water when I see others being kind!

Where do you want to be in 2024? Shorecliff or Africa!

Wave Pools or the Ocean?  Ocean all day.

How do you Keep the Vibe Alive? Happiness and my sisters!

 Who is your favorite Gudauskas brother? The one with the blonde hair….

 What is your first memory of the ocean? Seeing my sister Mia surf.