GROM OF THE WEEK: TYRONE FOMENKO

 

GROM OF THE WEEK

Name: Tyrone Fomenko

Age: 13 years old

Hometown: San Clemente, CA

School: Shorecliffs Middle School

Support: Vans, Electric, Xanadu, Blackline, Matermark Fins and my Family. 

Local Breaks: Lowers

Nickname: RONE

Magic Board: 5'1" Xanadu K19 swallow tail 

IG Account: @tyronefomenko

Quote: "Im a wizard." 

What gets you stoked? Good uncrowded waves and wins in fort night. 

Who is in your Tribe? @danematson @braydenburch @mylesbriggs @benbrantell @ray_catsimanes

What do you do when you are not surfing all day? Play fort night and go fishing.  

What is a Grom? A grom is someone who is always stoked and always surfing.

What moves are you working on this week? Down carves like Dane and Big airs like Tanner.

What is your favorite thing about the ocean? The waves are never exactly the same and can always change.

Early morning offshore of Afternoon glass off? Early morning offshore because there is less crowds and bigger barrels. 

Dream Trip? My dream is to go to the Mentawais because the waves are perfect. I would take my dad and friends. That sounds like a dream. 

Post surf Grinds? Poke Bowls and Burritos.

Inspirations in or out of the water? Pat, Tanner and Dane. They all rip and are always positive.

Where do you want to be in 2020? I would hope to have a few titles in the NSSA and USA surfing competitions.

Wave Pools or the Ocean? The ocean, please. 

What is your first memory in the ocean? Being really scared of the ocean. It was intimidating and tough to get comfortable. Thanks Dad for getting me out in the ocean early.