GROM OF THE WEEK
Name: Skyler Vanetine Henard
Age: 6 years old in puppy years
Hometown: Santa Cruz, California
School: The Ocean
Support: Family, Dave "Nelly" Nelson, Lqid imagery, Merge 4, Xcel, Ya Doggie, Arrow Surfboards, Pono Grill, Dr. Alexander Nicki Santa Cruz Veterinary hospital, thank everyone for the support.
Local Break: All sides!!! Mid Town, East Side, West Side, Pleasure Point and Cowells Beach
Magic Board: 10 ft Arrow Surfboard "Cadillac Cruiser model." I'm still working on my equipment and I have a new narrow board so we can zero in on the barrel. Barrel Goals!!
IG Account: @skylerthesurfingdog
Quote: "Sky's the Limit."
What gets you stoked? Everything gets me stoked! I love checking the waves with my dad and getting in the ocean every day! I also love hanging paws over the nose. Yew!!!
Who is in you Tribe? @nellysmagicmoments @abbiesurfs @haoleboysurfs @
What do you do when you are not surfing all day? I like to chill out and froth for next the session. Maybe chase a couple tennis balls at the local park.
What is a Grom? A young surf STOKED helgie.
What moves are you working on this week? I have been working on the board transfer and trying to get spit out of a keg. The waves have been pretty small this summer, so I frothing for this winter when things get a little more real. That is when I shine.
What is your favorite thing about the ocean? Surfing with my dad. I don't really like the swimming that much but I love riding waves. When the board hits the water I'm ready to go! There's nothing like surfing I just love it.
Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off? Both conditions sound delicious to me. I love glass and love light offshore. Anytime the waves are good, I'm smiles for miles. We have fun in any size or condition and I am just about going out there and getting some.
Dream trip? I would want to surf Kelly Slater's ranch with Tom Curren!!! I think we could get barreled there and that would be sick. Also, I want to try the perfect waves in Salina Cruz.
Post surf Grinds? A big bowl of Ya Doggie.
Inspirations in our out of the water? I'm inspired by anyone who is positive and stoked on life. Good things happen to good pups and the sky's the limit.
Where do you want to be in 2020? I want to be in a happy place with friends and family enjoying life. Life is short. Have fun and smile often. It's ok to be different and don't be scared to think out side the box. Keep your head up and never give up.
Wave Pools or the Ocean? I love the ocean, but I haven't surfed a wave pool yet. Hopefully soon and I am still waiting for the call-up.
What is your first memory of the ocean? My dad getting me on a paddle board in the Santa Cruz Harbor. Then it was straight into the surf. I caught some fun waves at 38th sand bar and that is where I got hooked. Surfing rules... I'm out there....