Get to Know a Grom: Kepa Mendia
Kepa Mendia, son of Billabong team rider Pete Mendia, has been making a name for himself on the East Coast of the US by taking home hardware from NSSA and ESA events all over Florida. Kepa's not just a small wave specialist though since he charged Sunset on a good day during his first trip to the North Shore this past season. Take a minute to get to know an up and coming grom in our latest interview -
What’s one thing you can’t stand?
Grown up WAVE HOGS
If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
Cheetahs, because they’re FAST
Name one female surfer you have a crush on?
What’s the best thing about being a grom?
You get to do whatever
Tell us your worst grom beating?
When Meatball dead legged me
What scares you the most?
Would you rather go over the falls on a 30-foot wave or be leg kicked by Luke Rockhold?
Go over the falls
What’s your best and worst quality?
Best: Being nice and caring about how people feel
Worst: NOT LISTENING
What’s the most important thing in life?
Having fun and being happy
What’s the last song you listen to before paddling out for a surf?
Hole - Violet
If you didn’t surf, what other sport would you play?
Who’s your favorite pro surfer?
John John Florence