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By Jake Howard

Salt Creek super grom Christian Collings recently flew onto our radar. He’s been ripping down at the point lately, but more than that, he’s been paying it forward and helping to share the gift of surfing.

A 12-year-old in seventh grade at Marco Forster Middle School, he’s a distinguished member of the school’s surf team, as well as a member of the Dana Point Board Riders Club.

“He’s got a great sense of humor, he’s fun to be around; basically it’s the epitome of a Salt Creek super grom,” said Eric Diamond, president of the Dana Point Board Riders Club.

At a recent surf day in Doheny in which the club shared the stoke with the Capistrano Boys and Girls Club, Collings was right there in the mix, helping out and spreading the “aloha.”

“I loved helping out and volunteering with the Dana Point crew, It was a really special day, and I was honored to be a part of it,” said Collings.

“It’s not just about surfing competitions. Christian is seeing how important it is to help out in our surfing community by volunteering in the club and paying it forward. We’re lucky to have him as a member,” Diamond said.

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