GROM OF THE WEEK: Sierra Downer

Name: Sierra Downer 

Age: 13 years old

Hometown: San Clemente, CA

School: Shorecliff Middle School

Support: My Family, Friends and Rip Curl.

Local Break: Lowers or T-Street

Nickname: Sisi

Magic Board: All of my Rumaner Surfboards

IG Account: @downersierra

Quote: "The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun."

What gets you stoked? I get stoked when I am in the water and surfing no matter how the conditions are.

Who is in your Tribe? My sister Catalina (@downercatalina)  Ragan Berg (@raganberg) Ryhn Chambers (@ryhnskate1) Kai Cassano (@cassano_kai)  and Carson Kropfl (@carson_kropfl)

What do you do when you are not surfing all day? Soccer, Golf, Basketball and Skating.

What is a Grom? A little kid that RIPS.

What moves are you working on this week? Lay backs and vertical turns. 

What is the best part about growing up in San Clement? The best part about growing up in San Clemente is that is has the nicest people and amazing surf breaks.  

How has the STOKEORAMA given you inspiration? The STOKEORAMA gave me inspiration to have fun, be happy, and be a positive role model.

What is your favorite thing about the ocean?  My favorite thing about the ocean is the sea life and the waves. 

Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off?  I like both because the early mornings are glassy and long waves. The Afternoons, it gets bigger swell, fun waves and I love the sunsets.

Dream Trip? My Dream Trip would be Fiji because it is beautiful and the waves are perfect. I would bring my family and we would surf all day long together. 

Post surf Grinds? Tacos and Pizza.

Inspirations in or out of the water? In the water my inspirations are pro boy and girl surfers. Then out of the water it is my Mom and Dad. 

Where do you see yourself in 2020? To be on the High School surf team and make a Nationals final. 

Wave Pools or the Ocean? Ocean because how pretty the real water is and all of the sea life.

Who is your favorite Gudauskas brother?  All three of them because they are amazing guys each in their own ways and always have a smile on their face. They are the best.

How do you keep the Vibe Alive? I Keep the Vibe Alive by surfing everyday, having a positive mindset and having fun. 

What is your first memory of the ocean? My first memory of the ocean was at the San Clemente pier when I was a baby putting my feet in the ocean and having fun.