GROM OF THE WEEK
Name: Finn McCarty
Age: 8 years old
Hometown: San Clemente, CA
School: Concordia elementary school, 2nd grade
Support: My Mom and Dad.
Local Break: Lowers / Middles/ Cottons
Magic Board: 4'4" x 16" x 1.8" Watergate Surfboards, My Dad's designs.
IG Account: @FinnMcCarty
Quote: "Be Happy, Be Nice, Never be mean and try to stay Clean."
What gets you Stoked? Everything! I like to play with friends all day. Have you ever been to the candy shop RocketFizz? If so you will be STOKED!!
Who is in your Tribe? Remy ( @remy_todd), Bodhi (@bodacious_bojangles), Cruz (@cruzfloyd) Eden and Zion (@whereswalla) James (@pconz5) Egan (@egans_dad), Conner (@colinbemus) Also I have some many other great friends too at school, the WSA events and friends I surf with at Trestles.
What do you do when you are not Surfing all day? Handball, Skateboarding, Rip Sticking, Nerf guns, Legos and school... Playing with my dog, Deogee. I love fishing too.
What is a Grom? Everyone calls me that, So I guess I am one.
What moves are you working on this week? Slashing, Carving, Floaters, Catching more waves and one day a back flip.
What is your favorite thing about the Ocean? It's new each time you get in it. You have a chance to catch the best waves of your life.... Plus you see so many different parts of nature. Fish, Ducks, Crabs, Octopus and even Seals.
Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off? Afternoon glass off. The water is warmer and less old dudes out in the line up.
Dream Trip? Hawaii with my Mom and Dad, sister Eva because the water is warm, waves are amazing and I can surf the North Shore with my friends Skai (@aimforthe_ski), Stone (@lifeofarolling_stone), Kaden (@russi_boys), and Noa (@jason_senn) Also JJF lives in Hawaii and I want to surf with him.
Post Surf Grinds? Mom's Acai bowls, IN and OUT Burgers, Sushi and Candy!!!!.
Inspirations in or out of the water? My family. In surfing, Cam Richards. He is a great goofy footer and is so cool to me. Kolohe is really nice too. All the big kids like Rex and Lowers Luke root me into waves. The G-Boys are so cool for putting me in the STOKE-O-RAMA. They always have the coolest wetsuits.
Where do you see yourself in 2020? Finishing 4th grade and having fun with my friends.
Wave Pools or the Ocean? I love the ocean because it is close to my house and the waves are good every day at Trestles. I have never been to the wave pool, but would love to one day. Do you guys know Kelly Slater? He has one and maybe he will invite me?
What is your first memory of the ocean? I'm not sure. We have lived very close to the ocean my whole life. I'm told we even check the waves on the way home from being born...