Avalon GROMS 00:00
I want to be a pro surfer.

Groms are small, living nodes of stoke. They are surfing at its purest. We were on the beach in Avalon recently, and caught up with a crew of bite-sized shredders with big dreams: Blaze, Hunter, Dane, and Luke.

CONVICTS

Let’s start with the basics. How old are you guys?

DANE DUJIC

Ten.

HUNTER ROBERTS

Thirteen.

BLAZE ROBERTS

Fifteen tomorrow.

LUKE DUJIC

Twelve.

CONVICTS

Well happy birthday, Blaze. How long have you guys been surfing?

DANE DUJIC

I been surfing since I was four.

HUNTER ROBERTS

I’ve been surfing since I was four but only proper surfing for like two or three years.

BLAZE ROBERTS

I been surfing since I was four.

LUKE DUJIC

I been surfing since I was four.

I been surfing since I was four.
CONVICTS

I feel like I know the answer to this, but what’s your favorite thing to do.

DANE DUJIC

Surf.

HUNTER ROBERTS

Surf and skate, yeah.

BLAZE ROBERTS

Eat, sleep, surf.

LUKE DUJIC

Explore.

CONVICTS

What are you going to be when you grow up?

LUKE DUJIC

A pro surfer.

BLAZE ROBERTS

Something in the surfing world.

HUNTER ROBERTS

I want to be a pro surfer.

DANE DUJIC

Pro surfer.

CONVICTS

Thought that might be the case. What’s the best thing about surfing?

DANE DUJIC

It feels really good.

HUNTER ROBERTS

It’s nothing like anything else.

BLAZE ROBERTS

It’s exciting.

LUKE DUJIC

Especially when you get a barrel, it’s really good.

BLAZE ROBERTS

It’s exciting cause you don’t know cause every wave’s different you don’t know what sections are coming up every waves different.

CONVICTS

Tell us about North Avalon?

BLAZE ROBERTS

I like North Av because everyone knows each other and it’s really social especially at the beach. Everyone spends all their time at the beach.

LUKE DUJIC

I like North Av because there are many activities to do.

DANE DUJIC

I like North Av because it’s got pumping waves sometimes.

HUNTER ROBERTS

I just like everything about North Av it’s got the beach, it’s got the skatepark.

CONVICTS

Do you have a big crew of groms here?

BLAZE ROBERTS

There’s a massive group of groms.

DANE DUJIC

Many many many many.

BLAZE ROBERTS

But sometimes it’s annoying when all the groms are out because there’s so many people.

DANE DUJIC

And you can’t catch a wave.

HUNTER ROBERTS

And we all just snake each other.

BLAZE ROBERTS

And everyone steals waves off each other.

HUNTER ROBERTS

When it’s groms dropping in it’s a party wave. When someone’s on the inside you just scream ‘party wave’ and drop in on them and they’re like ‘Oh, ok.’

CONVICTS

What’s the difference between Avalon groms and Newport groms?

DANE DUJIC

Av is better.

HUNTER ROBERTS

Av cats.

BLAZE ROBERTS

Newport has no waves.

LUKE DUJIC

Newport’s very ordinary.

CONVICTS

Well that says it all right there. Shred on, little ones.