GROM OF THE WEEK
Name: Kolby Kekoa Aipa
Age: 12 years old
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
School: Dwyer Middle School
Support: My Parents and Family, Cobian footwear, Dakine, Aipa Surfboards, 17th st. Boardshop, Futures, KulaNalu, Ocean fitness, Hula Girls Shave Ice.
Local Breaks: HB Northside
Magic Board: my 4'10'' Aipa fusion sting
IG Account: @kolby_aipa808
Quote: "Hit the waves, before the wave hits you." My grandpa, Ben Aipa
What gets you stoked? Getting Barreled.
Who is in your Tribe? @kadin_coolsurf, @lukeysurf47, @peteysurf8, @max_lambert, @jacemcnerney, @kingstonmakairubin, @pakwood203
What do you do when you are not surfing all day? I train, skateboard, watch surf videos and practice the guitar.
What is a Grom? A grom is a young surfer that is STOKED.
What moves are you working on this week? Blow tails and vert snaps.
What is your favorite thing about the ocean? My favorite thing about the ocean is being in nature.
Early morning offshore of Afternoon glass off? Early morning offshore because there is no better way to start the day than getting barreled.
Dream Trip? My dream is to go to Kelly Slater's wave pool with Kelly Slater because I want to see what it is like to get barreled in the wave pool.
Post surf Grinds? Oatmeal, Apples, and grapes.
Inspirations in or out of the water? Kelly Slater and Jordy Smith.
Where do you want to be in 2020? I want to be getting ready to be surfing Jr. Pro events and traveling around the world surfing good waves.
Wave Pools or the Ocean? The ocean, please.
What is your first memory in the ocean? When I was 3 years old my dad was pushing me into waves all by myself. It was fun.