• Get to Know a Grom: Cole McCaffray

Get to Know a Grom: Cole McCaffray

Cole McCaffray is a 12 year old grom out of Cardiff in Southern California and he is without a doubt one of the best surfers in the world for his age. With style and flow that belies his age, Cole has been taking home trophies at junior comps and ultimately has the CT in his sights for the future. Keep an eye on Cole as he makes his way from junior comps to the QS in the next few years.

What’s one thing you can’t stand?

Not surfing every day

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

I would be a killer whale because they’re pretty much the king of the ocean.

Name one female surfer you have a crush on?


What’s the best thing about being a grom?

Every wave you catch is head high

Tell us your worst grom beating?

Getting stuffed into a board bag and dragged down the beach

What scares you the most?


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

I would rather go over the falls on a 30-footer for sure. At least there is a chance that you won’t come up with a broken leg.

What’s your best and worst quality?

Best: I’m smart

Worst: I think that I’m smart

What’s the most important thing in life?

Family and friends

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

NWA - Straight Outta Compton

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

I would be a snowboarder or race BMX

Who’s your favorite pro surfer?

Dane Reynolds

Follow Cole on Instagram at @cole_mccaffray to keep up with his latest news.