Grom of the Week: Diesel Storm Nainoa Yoshio Butts


Name: Diesel Storm Nainoa Yoshio Butts

Age: 11years old

Hometown: Pepeekeo, Hawaii

School: Kalanianaole

Support: My Parents, my coaches, Volcom, Body Glove, Basic Image, North Shore Surf Shop, Orchid Land Surf, Da Hui Wax, Maui Ola Foundation, Tokoro Surfboards, Ronin

Local Break: Honoli'i, Big Island

Nickname: Diesel Weasel, Peanut, D!

Magic Board: Hot Pink 4'8'' squash tail thruster Tokoro @tokorosurfboards

IG Account: @diesel808storm

Quote: "The Storm is Coming."


What gets you Stoked? Surfing, Competing and Winning.

Who is in your Tribe? Uncle Skibs (@basicimage), Coach Dave Riddle (@katsucoriddle), Jason Shibata (@alottashibata), Tai VanDyke (@tai_vandyke), Kainehe Hunt (@kainehe_hunt), Keanu Taylor (@keanutaylor_ ) and SEAster Rumor (@rumorstar)

What do you do when you are not surfing all day? Hunt, dive, fish, ride my 4-wheeler and think about surfing. 

What moves are you working on this week? I have been trying to mix in a blow tail 360 and air reverse. 

What is your favorite thing about the ocean? Everything. I love the waves, the fish, the sand, the lobsters, and the Opihi's. 

Morning Offshore or Afternoon glass off? Afternoon glass off because the waves are smoother and it is easier to land big maneuvers. 

Dream Trip? Tahiti, Japan, and Indo with all my friends from Volcom.

Post surf Grinds? Poke bowl, Acai Bowl, dried fish, and Poi!

Inspirations? Hanging out and surfing with positive supportive people. I love spending time with anyone who has good energy, great vibes, and Aloha.