Grom of the Week: Lucas Senkbeil Cassity

This week’s featured grom is Lucas Senkbeil Cassity, who claimed his first NSSA National Title this summer when he won the Boys division at the National Championships in Huntington Beach. Demonstrating maturity beyond his years, his surfing was fast, radical and progressive.

Grom of the Week: Mika Baker

This week’s featured grom is Mika Baker, an incoming San Clemente High sophomore whose love for surfing has blossomed from a fun hobby to full-time passion. Settling right into the local lineup, she captured the only freshman spot on the Tritons’ longboard team in 2022.

Grom of the Week: Luke Wyler

This week’s featured grom is Luke Wyler, who took out the Air Show at the recent NSSA National Championships in Huntington Beach, marking his first NSSA national title. A creative, stylish regular-footer, Wyler’s grown up among the best and brightest at Lowers, and all that water time paid off with the big result.

Grom of the Week: Tanner Sandvig

With so many national titles to celebrate for our local groms, it’s difficult to choose who should get the spotlight. But for this week’s grom, we’re featuring Tanner Sandvig, who is the 2022 Mini Grom National Champion. His successes are proof-positive that good things happen to good people.

Grom of the Week: Harper Olenik

This week’s featured grom is Harper Olenik, the soon-to-be fourth-grader who has been charging harder than ever. First taking to the water when she was only 4 years old, Harper is now a competitive surfer who just finished fourth in her first WSA season.

Groms of the Week: Shorecliffs Surf Team

This week’s honors for Grom of the Week go out to the entire Shorecliffs Surf Team for earning its 17th NSSA Middle School National Title. Anchored by the brilliant surfing of Kai Finn, who won the boys individual national title, the accomplishment was a full-on team effort.

Grom of the Week: Satya Aguilar

This week’s featured grom is Satya “Sunny” Aguilar, a ripping 9-year-old who just wrapped up a very successful Western Surfing Association season in which she finished ranked third overall in the Under 10 division.

Grom of the Week: Bella Kenworthy

This week’s featured grom is Bella Kenworthy, who posted the best results from the USA Surfing squad at the recent ISA World Junior Championships in El Salvador. Kenworthy earned an individual silver medal in the Women’s Under 16 division behind Canada’s Erin Brooks.

Grom of the Week: Siyanda Hewitt

This week’s featured grom is 15-year-old Siyanda Hewitt of Durban, South Africa. Siyanda is visiting San Clemente over the next week with his father, Tom, who runs Surfers Not Street Children, an organization that endeavors to use surfing as a means to get down-and-out kids off the streets.