GROM OF THE WEEK: Gus Mehrkam

NameGus Mehrkam

Age: 12 years old

Hometown: Mill Valley, California 

School: Life

Support: Prooflab and my Parents

Local Break: Fort Cronkite

Magic Board:  Channel Islands Fever!

IG Account: @grominus_gus

Quote: "If its firing, great, if it's not so good, still great."

Youtube Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFiyf0kC1rk

How do you stay so stoked? I focus on the good things and do the things I love. 

Who is in your Tribe? @max.boyd.grom, @makenablue, @prooflab

Three words that describe you? Musical, Happy and Humorous. 

What do you do when you are not surfing all day? Skating and working on my music. 

What is a Grom?  A really stoked happy kid that surfs and shreds the Gnarr. 

What moves are you working on this week? Well the waves have not been that great so I have been focusing on music and writing a new song. 

How has the community given you inspiration? They push me to go hard and go out in heavier waves so I can prove to myself I can do it. 

What do you love most about your family?  My dad rarely misses a session with me and my mom plans all of the surf trips. It is great. 

What is your favorite thing about the ocean? All of the different ecosystems and animal species. 

Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off?  Early morning offshore because there are less people in the water and I love the feeling of the wind tearing up the face of the wave. 

Dream Trip? I would go to Bali because the water isn't 50 degrees and I would take @max.boyd.grom. 

Post surf Grinds? Tacos all day every day. 

Inspirations in or out of the water? My family because they always remind me to enjoy every day. 

Where do you want to be in 2024? I would like to be anywhere further south than where I am now, maybe Santa Cruz? 

Wave Pools or the Ocean?  I have never surfed in a wave pool... so the Ocean.

How do you Keep the Vibe Alive? I spend a lot of time with my friends having fun and have a balanced schedule to do my homework. 

 Who is your favorite Gudauskas brother? Patrick Gudauskas, Fever Time...

 What is your first memory of the ocean? Either having the best wave of my life at Rincon or getting pounded really hard over the winter.

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