• Get to Know a Grom: Kai Martin

Kai "Kai Boy" Martin is a goofy-footed grom from Kaimuki, Hawaii who is currently gearing up for the NSSA Nationals in late June at the Huntington Beach Pier. He's no stranger to competition, though, with a few regional NSSA wins under his belt so he's gotta be feeling good heading into his next competition. We wanted to get to know Kai Boy a little better before he takes to the water in Huntington so we asked him a few questions -

What’s one thing you can’t stand?

Veggies

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

Dolphin, I would just cruise in the ocean, explore and surf

Name one female surfer you have a crush on?

Classified

What’s the best thing about being a grom?

Surfing everyday

Tell us your worst grom beating?

Never had one

What scares you the most?

Long hold downs

Would you rather go over the falls on a 30-foot wave or be leg kicked by Luke Rockhold?

Leg kicked by Rockhold

What’s your best and worst quality?

I’m adventurous and impatient

What’s the most important thing in life?

Family

What’s the last song you listen to before paddling out for a surf?

Money Longer by Lil Uzi Vert

If you didn’t surf, what other sport would you play?

Skateboarder

Who’s your favorite pro surfer?

Andy Irons

Thanks to Kai for his time! Give him a follow on Instagram and wish him luck at the NSSA Nationals!