• Get to Know a Grom: Ocean Macedo

Ocean Macedo is a Maui born and bred local who is among the few lucky enough to call Honolua Bay his home break. Growing up with a wave like Honolua in his backyard has clearly paid off as one scroll through Ocean's 'gram will show you. Equally talented in the air and the barrel, Ocean is one to watch on the QS in the next few years.

What’s one thing you can’t stand?

Breaking boards.

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

I would want to be a shark that way I would be able to be in the water all the time and I could breath underwater.

Name one female surfer you have a crush on?

Sage Erickson

What’s the best thing about being a grom?

The hype you can get off surfing waves that are not even good.

Tell us your worst grom beating?

I have never really gotten a “Grom Beating” mostly because I know a lot of the local guys on maui but I have gotten snapped at. I had just burned the wrong guy and he kinda just yelled at me and told me to bail.

What scares you the most?

The power of the ocean.

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

Go over the falls on a 30 foot wave

What’s your best and worst quality?

I'm a good cleaner but I'm slow when I do it

What’s the most important thing in life?

Surfing and family share #1

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

Young Jesus by J. Cole

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

I would want to be a dirt bike rider. I'm just about to get my first one and I have so much fun on them.

Who’s your favorite pro surfer?

John John Florence or Ian Walsh

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