GROM OF THE WEEK: Kalani Grodzen
Name: Kalani Grodzen
Age: 7 years old
Hometown: San Clemente, California
School: Las Palmas, San Clemente
Support: Mom and Dad, Surf Ears, Republik of California, Catch Surf
Local Break: T-Street and The Pier
Magic Board: Cole 5'6"
IG Account: @nextgrom
Quote: “Have fun no matter what”
Youtube Link: zenfilms
What gets you stoked? Surfing and skateboarding with mom, dad and friends.
Who is in your Tribe? Gerrit and Hana Bakker (@cyberusa) Kai Thompson (@Kaithompson_oneomorewave)
What do you do when you are not surfing all day? Skateboarding, soccer and baseball.
What is a Grom? A grom is a kid that loves to surf all day.
What moves are you working on this week? A cutback and nose grab backside 180.
What is the best part about growing up San Diego? Beach, Skateparks and all the amazing surfers that live in San Clemente. They inspire me so much.
How many years have you been surfing the Stokeorama? Since I was 4 years old.. so 3 years. I love that day and it is the best day of the year.
What is your favorite part of the Stokeorama? Games like spinning the wheel and big waves like the Stokeorama last year.
Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off? Early morning, because you can see through the water better and your stoked all day long!
Dream Trip? To Puerto Rico with my family, Filipe Toledo, the Gudauskas brothers and Jackson Dorian.
Post surf Grinds? Grom burger at Swack Cantina in San Clemente.
Inspirations in or out of the water? Mom And Dad ,Filipe Toledo, Jackson Dorian, Occy, Gudauskas Bros, Ben Gravy, J.O.B. and Carson and Canon Carr.
Where do you see yourself in 2020? Sponsored for skateboarding and surfing.
Wave Pools or the Ocean? Ocean for sure, but I want to go to Waco.
How do you Keep the Vibe Alive? Always smiling and showing other small groms how to do it if they ask me.
What is your first memory of the ocean? Getting blasted by a wave at Surfers Beach, Puerto Rico when I was 5 months old.. and rolling along the sand.