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#2895751 - 01/08/19 07:41 PM Grom pro pimping!
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I was scrolling through instagram the other day and saw a sponsored ad from an account. The account belongs to an 11 year old, future wanna-be pro surfer! Paying money to advertise on instagram to boost followers?! This girl's parents are pimping her out! I think this is sad on many levels.

https://www.instagram.com/erinbrookssurf/?hl=en

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#2895752 - 01/08/19 07:45 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: DerDer]
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Why sad? She obivously have some skill. And to make high level in sports, must start at young age. Look at Chloe Kim. Start very young age, competition, and now set for life with gold medal, easy life, lots of money.

This girl already surf ulu, kauai, northshore, traveling world. Exciting I wish I had as a kid.

It is state of society in that ads help make followers. But in a way always been like that. Famous people make movie ticket sales, even before internet. Band sells tshirts and goods at concert.

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#2895755 - 01/08/19 07:53 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: DerDer]
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#2895758 - 01/08/19 07:56 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: DerDer]
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It's incredible how many parents pimp their kids out to the "industry". One thing that amazes me about surfing is how so many people can't just do it for fun, they have to also try to be part of the "industry".
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#2895835 - 01/09/19 01:59 AM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: DerDer]
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I've been seeing some really pathetic Instagram ads for grom surfers, adult surfers, surf photographers and crappy "surf" lifestyle clothing brands.

Facebook selling shovels during the gold rush.

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#2895843 - 01/09/19 05:26 AM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: Racer1]
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She's wearing a fugging leash.
Mom & Dad need to put on their panties ....
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#2896090 - 01/09/19 03:57 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: DerDer]
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Thats nothing. Theres parents pimping out their own kids much younger than that.
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#2896194 - 01/09/19 08:38 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: DerDer]
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The worst are the guys on Instagram who are mid to late 20's and are still holding on to the dream. They list some third rate no name sponsors in their profile and post clips of them "ripping". If you're not on a major contract at that point, it is probably not going to happen.

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#2896209 - 01/09/19 09:04 PM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: Racer1]
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Originally Posted By: Racer1
I've been seeing some really pathetic Instagram ads for grom surfers, adult surfers, surf photographers and crappy "surf" lifestyle clothing brands.

Facebook selling shovels during the gold rush.


Pretty much everything these days is marketed as "surf lifestyle".

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#2896296 - 01/10/19 06:55 AM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: hal9000]
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Originally Posted By: hal9000
It's incredible how many parents pimp their kids out to the "industry". One thing that amazes me about surfing is how so many people can't just do it for fun, they have to also try to be part of the "industry".


Welcome to the wonderful world of competitive grom-surfing. My personal favorite aspect is the parent run social media platforms run by parents trying to create a brand for their micro-grom with inciteful posts on Insta and fakebook that the grom clearly could never have actually written.
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#2896323 - 01/10/19 10:12 AM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: GromsDad]
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Originally Posted By: GromsDad
My personal favorite aspect is the parent run social media platforms run by parents trying to create a brand for their micro-grom with inciteful posts on Insta and fakebook that the grom clearly could never have actually written.



this this this this this this

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#2896325 - 01/10/19 10:14 AM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: QuadFin]
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Originally Posted By: QuadFin
Why sad? She obivously have some skill. And to make high level in sports, must start at young age. Look at Chloe Kim. Start very young age, competition, and now set for life with gold medal, easy life, lots of money.

This girl already surf ulu, kauai, northshore, traveling world. Exciting I wish I had as a kid.

It is state of society in that ads help make followers. But in a way always been like that. Famous people make movie ticket sales, even before internet. Band sells tshirts and goods at concert.


easy life? are you sure about that? and do you know anything about child athletes and burnout?

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#2896328 - 01/10/19 10:18 AM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: QuadFin]
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Originally Posted By: QuadFin
Why sad? She obivously have some skill. And to make high level in sports, must start at young age. Look at Chloe Kim. Start very young age, competition, and now set for life with gold medal, easy life, lots of money.

This girl already surf ulu, kauai, northshore, traveling world. Exciting I wish I had as a kid.

It is state of society in that ads help make followers. But in a way always been like that. Famous people make movie ticket sales, even before internet. Band sells tshirts and goods at concert.


and we wonder why they're so entitled. i hope one of these groms burns you and blows a fart in your face during his bottom turn.

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#2896333 - 01/10/19 10:24 AM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: DerDer]
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Edited by oneula (01/10/19 10:24 AM)
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#2896366 - 01/10/19 11:33 AM Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: DerDer]
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If the surf industry had any decency, it would come up with development programs for kids that at least allow them to go to school through high school. Instead, they all drop out, are home schooled, all in the hope that they make it to the tour, and can stay there. It's horrible. I bet none of the surfers on the WSL actually attended and graduated from a high school.

Pro surfers may be the most poorly educated--and socially maladjusted-- of all professional athletes.

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