GROM OF THE WEEK: Martim Lima Nunes
Name: Martim Lima Nunes
Age: 14 years old
Hometown: Sintra, Portugal
School: D. Carlos I, Sintra
Support: Polen Surfboards, Reef Portugal, Saadi, Future Fins, Creatures of Leisure, Sex Wax, ISDIN Skin Care, Just Sushi, Vicconde Heath Club, Tercel Blanks.
Local Break: Praia Grande, Sintra
Magic Board: 5'1" Polen Surfboards, Little Devil Round tail
IG Account: @matim_23
Quote: "Be careful with the Gangster."
What gets you stoked? Surfing all day long and winning competitions.
Who is in your Tribe? Joaquim Chaves (@joauimchaves03) Martim Vanzeller (@martim_vanzeller) Rodrigo Chaves (@rodrigo.leal.chaves) Daniel Nobrega (@daniel.nobrega03) Miguel Castro (@miguel__castro) Simao Espirito Santo (@simaoess05)
What do you do when you are not surfing all day? Skating and watching surf clips.
What is a Grom? A boy or girl who dreams of surfing all day long.
What moves are you working on this week? Air reverse and big laybacks.
What is the best part about growing up in Portugal? We have amazing surfing. Reefs, breach breaks, point breaks, slabs and wedges. I get to practice and surf them all. The food and people are very nice too.
What is your favorite thing about the ocean? The waves make me feel relaxed, happy and grateful.
Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off? Afternoon glass off because it makes the waves smoother for bigger turns.
Dream Trip? I dream of going to Hawaii and surfing all of the waves on the North Shore of Oahu. I would bring my friends and we would surf all day long.
Post surf Grinds? Acai Bowl and Sushi.
Inspirations in or out of the water? Sharing the lineup with nice people and good surfers.
Where do you see yourself in 2020? Top 10 in the U16 European Pro Junior ratings.
Wave Pools or the Ocean? Ocean please.
How do you keep the Vibe Alive? I am always working hard to making every day better than the last by keeping the vibes Positive.
What Gudauskas brother are you like? Tanner, because I love his style and his backside surfing is an inspiration.
What is your first memory of the ocean? When I was 6 years old I caught my first wave on a surfboard. I was hooked from that day on.