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By Jake Howard

This week’s Grom of the Week is years overdue, but as they say, there’s no time like the present. Nate Stacy’s passion and stoke for surfing is as pure as it gets.

Stacy’s been psyched on surfing ever since he traded his Steph Curry jersey for a wetsuit back in first grade, and lately, he’s stepped up his game to a whole new level.

A stylish goofy-footer, Stacy’s recently enjoyed the splendor that is the Indonesian archipelago, and his surfing has blossomed as a result.

“He’s been putting some time in out there in the Indian Ocean,” confirms proud uncle Pat Stacy, who happens to be one of the world’s most talented surf photographers.

Nate Stacy. Photo: Courtesy of the Stacy Family

“I have a special place in my heart for that little guy. He’s a very smart kid, but he has a huge, loving heart,” continues Pat. “Every time we’re together, he’s the one on the ground with our little tykes, and he lights up their world. In fact, that’s what he is, he’s a light to everyone around him.”

A product of Capo Unified’s Spanish immersion program, Stacy next year will be barreling into eighth grade at Bernice Ayer Middle School. Then, who knows? Because he’s bilingual, it seems like a trip down to the points in Mexico should be next on the itinerary—but all good things in time.

If you have a candidate for Grom of the Week, we want to know. Send an email to jakehoward1@gmail.com.

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