Grom of the Week: Jake Hennessy



Name: Jake Hennessy

Age: 17

Hometown: Cardiff by the Sea, California 

School: San Dieguito Academy 

Support: I have a great group of friends, my surf team, parents, sponsors and Redeemer Church.

Local Break: Seaside Reef, California

Nickname: Da-Hen

Magic Board: 5'10'' Byrne standard thruster shortboard

IG Account: @jake__hennessy

Quote: "A bad day of surfing is better than a good day at school." 

What gets you Stoked: My friends play a huge part in my vibe. Any chance I get to surf in the ocean is another way I stay stoked. 

Who is in your tribe: Alec Kauffman (@aleckauffman_ ), David Schlesinger (@ddavid_schles), Liam O'Callaghan (@loc760), Jill Carter (@killafromthesuburbs)

What do you do when you are not surfing all day? I have been training Taekwondo for some time now. It teaches me discipline, strength training and it is a great outlet. I also love to play the guitar and ukulele. I have been playing them both for about 5 years and I like to play old school acoustic Johnny Cash and Jack Johnson. 

What moves are you working on this week? I really love to surf with power and on my rail. We have had some waves recently and I like to go hard off the bottom and add some flare going into my opening move. Having a great power source helps everything in surfing. 

What is your favorite thing about the ocean? I honestly love it because it is a place where you can relax and forget about all your problems. It solves all of your worries and keeps you stoked.

Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off? Ahh man, I just did both today and I can't choose a favorite. They are both great and any day in the ocean is a good day. 

Dream Trip? I would love to surf one of the longest left-handers in the world Chicama in Peru or the Arctic Circle.  I enjoy surfing in cold water and it would be a dream to spend some time in these places surfing and traveling around the coastline. 

Inspirations? I would say keeping a positive outlook on life every day is a huge drive and inspiration. I love to surround myself with great friends and my family to keep me inspired on the daily.