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By Jake Howard

Talking shop with groms is amazingly enlightening. Their perspectives are fresh and new; their stoke and passion inspiring. This week’s Grom of the Week is just that. Ten-year-old Cannon Carr goes to Concordia Elementary School in San Clemente, and most days you can find him in the water before class starts, getting his stoke on with all of the other rising talent at T Street or Riviera. Enjoy his take on the state of surfing around town:

Cannon Carr. Photo: Kurt Steinmetz
Cannon Carr. Photo: Kurt Steinmetz

Where do you mostly surf?

I surf T Street and Rivi, but usually Lowers.

Who do you surf with?

I mostly surf with my friends and my mom and dad, and my brother, Carson.

What gets you stoked?

What gets me stoked about surfing is my equipment—my Lost surfboards. And learning new tricks.

What’s your favorite trick?

My favorite trick on my surfboard is an air reverse because most of the ones I try I don’t land, but you land some and sometimes you don’t, but when I do I am stoked.

And what about your favorite surfers?

My favorite surfers are Kolohe Andino, Griffin Colapinto and Ian Crane because they are fluid with most of their turns and airs. They also do well in most of their contests.

Where do you see surfing taking you in the next ten years?

I hope to see myself on the WSL advancing through heats in the next ten years.

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