Grom Of the Week: Jake Anastas

GROM OF THE WEEK:  Jake Anastas

Name: Jake Anastas

Age: 14 Years old

Hometown: York, Maine

School: York High School

Support: Mom and Dad, Liquid Dreams Surf Shop, Jimbos Surfwax, Kialoa Paddles, Quiksilver 

Local Break: Ogunquit River

Nickname: Monkey Shredder

Magic Board: Lost "Pocket Rocket"

IG Account: @monkeyshredder

Quote: "Oh My"

What gets you stoked? When I see big swell in the ocean when I am coming down the hill at my local break.

Who is in your Tribe? @flyigzion @joemorin1217 @mccarthy_04 @skippyanastas @quinnbataglise

What do you do when you are not surfing all day? Fishing Mountain Biking and Lacrosse. 

What is a Grom? A Grom is a younger kid who gets stoked about what he or she is doing and what they are passionate about in like.

What moves are you working on this week? Always trying to become faster and more powerful in my surfing.

What is your favorite thing about the ocean?  The pure power it holds.

Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off?  Early morning offshore because I like when the air is crisp and the waves are fun. 

Dream Trip? Indonesia with my best surfing friends. I would want to live there because the waves are so perfect. 

Post surf Grinds? A nice smoothie or Acai bowl and some time to relax so I can go back out there and surf.

Inspirations in or out of the water? I have inspirations in all sports that I do and that motivates me to have fun and be the best possible surfer I can be.

Where do you see yourself in 2020? I want to be traveling with my friends and family around the world surfing. 

Wave Pools or the Ocean? Ocean because I have never surfed in a wave pool and I feel that the ocean is a better and more relaxing place to spend surfing.  

What is your first memory of the ocean? I remember going surfing in the white water with my Dad and him pushing me into waves. It was a blast.