Get to Know a Grom: Sammy Gray
Kauai-based grom Sammy Gray is from the same community as the Irons brothers so it likely comes as no surprise that he's one of the best young barrel riders in Hawaii. After finishing 7th at the Pipe Pro Junior in 2016 and backing it up with an insane performance at the Billabong Bloodlines camp in February (see him on a bomb above), expectations are high for Sammy to continue his trajectory and become one of the best young chargers in the world. Get to know Sammy a little better below in this edition of Get to Know a Grom.
What’s one thing you can’t stand?
If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
A bird so I can fly.
Name one female surfer you have a crush on.
What’s the best thing about being a grom?
Getting waves given to you.
Tell us your worst grom beating.
Getting a set on the head at Pipe
What scares you the most?
Would you rather go over the falls on a 30-foot wave or be leg kicked by Luke Rockhold?
Kicked by Luke Rockhold
What’s your best and worst quality?
Best: being able to surf all day
Worst: getting up in the morning
What’s the most important thing in life?
What’s the last song you listen to before paddling out for a surf?
Butterfly Effect by Travis Scott
If you didn’t surf, what other sport would you play?
Who’s your favorite pro surfer?
John John Florence