• Get to Know a Grom: Ryland Rubens

Get to Know a Grom: Ryland Rubens

17 year old Ryland Rubens is already having a pretty amazing summer. In June, the San Diego native released his newest edit 'Further' and as of today, he's currently sitting atop the WSL Junior rankings for North America. Not bad if you ask us. Ryland's also been taking in a healthy dose of the QS and with a few heat wins under his belt, looks poised for a run in the near future. Get to know Ryland a bit better in this edition of Get to Know a Grom -

What’s one thing you can’t stand?

Big egos

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

A lion because they have night vision

Name one female surfer you have a crush on?

If I told you I’d have to kill you (laughs)

What’s the best thing about being a grom?

Not having any responsibilities

Tell us your worst grom beating?

If you’re a good grom you won’t get any beatings

What scares you the most?

Smelly farts

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

Maybe leg kick?

What’s your best and worst quality?

Best: Respectful of my elders

Worst: I eat too much

What’s the most important thing in life?

Family

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

Elements by Philip Glass

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

Basketball

Who’s your favorite pro surfer?

Kelly Slater