GROM OF THE WEEK: Sawyer Lee Dimick

Name: Sawyer Lee Dimick

Age: 9 years old

Hometown: San Clemente, California

School: Vista Del Mar Elementary, San Clemente

Support: Mom, Dad and Grandparents  

Local Break: T-Street 

Nickname: Soy Sauce

IG Account: For now it is my moms account @brynndimick

Quote: “You can do HARD things.”

What gets you stoked? Good waves, good weather, good music, bacon and putting on a dry wetsuit.

Who is in your Tribe? My family (Marc, Brynn, Harper, Decker, Oliver, Piper, River) and my bestie Avery McDonald (@averymcd)

What do you do when you are not surfing all day? SC Skate Park, homework, watching Who is J.O.B. and cruzing with my family.

What is a Grom? A young kid who rips and Keeps the Vibe Alive.

What moves are you working on this week? In the water, foam climbs and wave count. On land, boneless disasters and 360's. 

What is the best part about growing up San Clemente? So much great surfing talent around to get inspired by and the weather is great. Also Pedro's Tacos...

How many years have you been surfing the Stokeorama? This was my first year. So Stoked to win and it was so much fun.

What is your favorite part of the Stokeorama? Surfing and sharing the stoke with all my friends. It was so rad watching everyone charge so hard in the big surf. Dane said it was 10-15 feet. 

Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off? Dawn patrol with light offshore winds. I like early mornings because I get a chance to score waves outside because it is not too crowded. 

Dream Trip? Anywhere with warm water, good waves, my friend Avery McDonald and the Vans surf team. 

Post surf Grinds? Off the Wall Banzai Bowl and Pancakes.

Inspirations in or out of the water?  Caroline Marks. She is a beast, rips and is still really young. All of us girls look up to her. 

Where do you see yourself in 2020? Surfing and having fun doing it.

Wave Pools or the Ocean? Ocean every day, but it would be awesome to get some time at the Surf Ranch. 

How do you Keep the Vibe Alive? Helping my siblings learn how to surf at Doheny and living by the Golden Rule.

What is your first memory of the ocean? 5 years old surfing Doheny with my Dad. He would hold the board behind me while I would stand up on the nose. I thought I was a rockstar because I never fell off. Thank you Dad, now I can teach my brothers and sisters how to surf.