GROM OF THE WEEK: Kingston Quam Buchhagen


Name: Kingston Quam Buchhagen

Age: 3 years old

Hometown: Dana Point, CA

School: schooled by the ocean

Support:  Dad and Mom

Local Break: Boneyard, Lowers, and Salt Creek

Nickname: King

Magic Board: Catch Surf 9'0 log

IG Account: @kingofthepeak

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What gets you stoked? Morning cartoons, pancakes, and the anticipation of what beach/adventure we're going on for the day. 

Who is in your Tribe? my mom; (@jbuckee) dad; (@buckwild417)  grandmas, grandpas; (@jq5of15) and the Dana Point Surf Club.

What do you do when you are not surfing?  Playing with trains, trucks, jumping off the couch or table, practicing "getting air" on my Sycktrix, skateboarding and getting ready for snowboarding.

What is a Grom?  A sand covered kid like a sugar donut stoked on spreading smiles left and right...AKA: ME!! 

What moves are you working on this week? Using the potty...... because I'm still in diapers.

What is your favorite thing about the ocean?  Swimming with the fishies and tasting the salt water.

Early morning offshores or Afternoon glass off?  Evening high tide surfs at Doho in the summer are all time! But early morning surfs at Lowers when everyone thinks it's flat is not a bad way to spend the morning. 

Dream trip? Just got back from an epic camping trip down in Baja...... dreaming of the next trip filled with rocks, trucks, warm water and rights for days.

Post surf Grinds? Fig bars, goldfish, and Cheerios.  

Inspirations?  Lollipops and chocolate coins.

Where do you see yourself in 2020? Pulling into Kelly Slater's wave pool.

Wave Pools or the Ocean? Anywhere there's water I'm in.....

What is your first memory in the ocean?   Let me put it this way, when my mom's belly got too big for her to surf, she started pulling into barrels bodysurfing at Salt Creek up until the day before I was born....shes got the footage to prove it! (So let's just say I got an early start)