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By Jake Howard

Sawyer Dimick is the leader of the pack. This 11-year-old from San Clemente is not only ruling out in the water, but as the oldest of six kids, she’s also an amazing big sister.

A sixth-grader at Shorecliffs Elementary School, she first learned to surf at Doheny and San Onofre on a bright pink soft top at the wee age of 5. She’s been hooked ever since.

Back before the beaches closed, chances are you could find Dimick shredding at T-Street or Lowers.

“I can’t wait for Lowers to open up again,” she says. “What inspires me about surfing is that there is always room to improve and something new to learn.”

In terms of surf heroes, Dimick doesn’t have to look too far to find a positive role model.

“I’ve always really looked up to Caroline Marks in surfing, because she surfs super good, she is local in San Clemente, and she is always nice to me and my friends when we see her out in the water,” says Dimick.

And in terms of where her surf dreams may take her in the next decade, she says, “I think I will improve a lot, and hopefully I can surf and travel around the world.”  

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