GROM OF THE WEEK: Luke English 

Name: Luke English

Age: 11 years old

Hometown: Eastside Santa Cruz, CA

School: New Brighton Middle School, Grade 6 

Support: Family, Friends and Nelly.

Local Break: Pleasure Point and 26th Ave

Magic Board: Slater Designs 

IG Account: @Luke_Engligh6544

Quote: "Everyone has to start somewhere."

What gets you stoked? I love living close to the ocean. I try to pass by it every day before school to get fired up for the day.

Who is in your Tribe? James Daniels (@James_Daniels) Jackson Taylor (@Jacksontaylor) Maya Saunders (@Mayasaun) Koa Depuydt (@Koadepuydt) Tanyn Chandler, Stryder Stelck

Three words that describe you? Stoked, Kind and Happy!

What do you do when you are not surfing all day? Golf, Skate, Snowboard and watching The Office. 

What is a Grom? A Kid that is frothed out to do anything.

What moves are you working on this week? Blow tails and Carving 360's.

What is the best part about growing up in Santa Cruz? Having lots of friends who are always frothing to surf. 

How has the community given you inspiration? Our family is so fortunate to get support from the local shredders like Nelly, Shawn Dollar, Bud Freitas, Sean Peterson, Ken Collins, Perry Wigget and Chris Manns. Thank you Santa Cruz. 

What is your favorite thing about the ocean? The amazing waves that it gives us everyday.

Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off? Early morning offshores because there's no crowds.

Dream Trip? Tavarua, Fiji with my Dad, uncle Nelly, Matt and James Daniels.

Inspirations in or out of the water? 

  1. Dave "Nelly" Nelson
  2. Julian Wilson
  3. Rickie Fowler
  4. Chris English 
  5. My Dad

Where do you see yourself in 2020? Applying for Stanford University, Dream BIG right? 

Wave Pools or the Ocean? Definitely the Ocean is the first choice. I love it because it is so unpredictable, but one day I would love to surf a wave pool with my friends. 

Who is your favorite Gudauskas brother?  Dane because he has strong cavers and surfs with so much power. I try to surf with that kind of raw power and stay stoked like the G Bros.

How do you keep the vibe alive? I keep the vibe alive on the daily by staying STOKED and supporting others with positive vibes.

What is your first memory of the ocean? My favorite memory is getting to spend time in the ocean with my whole family surfing all day long. That is the best feeling!