• 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?

Cats

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.

Alana Blanchard

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?

Heights

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?

Being respectful

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?

Fish

Who’s your favorite pro surfer?

John John Florence