Best Grom (2011)

Chance Gaul

What's a "grom"? Well, think of a kid riding waves and shredding hills just as well as—or better than—older pros. If you still don't get it, here's a good example: Born and raised in Laguna Beach, 14-year-old Chance Gaul is already a world downhill-skateboarding champion, as well as a junior national champion. His fearless competitiveness, enthusiasm and athletic skills have made him stand out in the worlds of professional surfing, skimming and skating, earning him 16 sponsorships with companies such as ABEC 11 Skateboard Wheels, XS Energy Drink, Grape Skimboards and Radar Skateboard. If this is how far he has gone as a grom, imagine what he can earn once he reaches the age of a pro.


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