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Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: GromsDad] #2896369
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Originally Posted By: GromsDad
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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".


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.



From the instagram of a 7 year old stupergrom:

"SO stoked to have had the privilege to attend Rip Curl's GromKook Challenge!!!! SO awesome to hang with such an AMAZING group of young surfers!!!! And shout out to Banzai Bowls for all the goodies!!! You guys ROCK!"


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Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2896470
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Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: GromsDad
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.



From the instagram of a 7 year old stupergrom:

"SO stoked to have had the privilege to attend Rip Curl's GromKook Challenge!!!! SO awesome to hang with such an AMAZING group of young surfers!!!! And shout out to Banzai Bowls for all the goodies!!! You guys ROCK!"


Yep. That's how the game is played.


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Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: CCKeith] #2896483
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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.


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.


Why do you think they're all entitled?

Some are. Some aren't. Some will be pros, some won't. Some parents over-do it, some do it just for fun.

Doesn't seem like that big a deal.

I sense there's a lot of jealousy towards little kids who already surf better than most adults.


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Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: GromsDad] #2896485
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Originally Posted By: GromsDad
Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: GromsDad
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.



From the instagram of a 7 year old stupergrom:

"SO stoked to have had the privilege to attend Rip Curl's GromKook Challenge!!!! SO awesome to hang with such an AMAZING group of young surfers!!!! And shout out to Banzai Bowls for all the goodies!!! You guys ROCK!"


Yep. That's how the game is played.


You're right. Kids have sponsors etc. and this is how the game's played. It is what it is.

I will say that at a certain point, other kids get tired of seeing the self-promotion. My youngest has stopped following even some of his best friends because every post was a commercial. Your little buddy in NJ might be the worst of them all shrug


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Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: Muscles] #2896497
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Originally Posted By: Muscles
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.


Haha, I've got a few friends in this category. Some even into their late 30's. They do collect checks, but it seems so silly.

Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: Clayster] #2896506
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Originally Posted By: Clayster
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.


This x 1 million.


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Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: DerDer] #2896516
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when I got good enough to get sponsored 4 decades ago. Sooo much cheaper to have+use some great new surf~gear, or for free even. I mean surfboards were expensive back then, $120.00 for a new custom board from Pacific West, so when Con Surfshop gave a young me+JP, Dexter, Van Dusen+Sicner a free new trade~in hand-shaped board by Bill Urbany or Mike Olivares, we took it, ya know!?! You would have too, yep, yep, yep...

Surely each + every 1 of you who are parents
do not like paying full retail for lil' Juniors surf equipment, right?
Nope, nope, nope...
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Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: DerDer] #2896803
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I'm running a google ad campaign for a client and sorting through searched terms for ad placements, I just saw a bunch of searches for "boost son's instagram" and "grow daughters instagram" LOL

Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: hal9000] #2896820
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Originally Posted By: hal9000
Originally Posted By: Clayster
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.


This x 1 million.


I think this is what bothers many people including myself. It scares me that my kids won't be able to afford to live in SD unless they are at least in the upper middle class or higher pay scale. What are these kids going to have to fall back on? I'm proficient at hashtagging?


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Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: silentbutdeadly] #2896833
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I think this is what bothers many people including myself. It scares me that my kids won't be able to afford to live in SD unless they are at least in the upper middle class or higher pay scale. What are these kids going to have to fall back on? I'm proficient at hashtagging?


My Mom,
after I graduated Venice High, got re~married.
When the rent for house I grew up from age 13 onward to an adult was raised to $1,000.00 a month, well she+her new dude, her last husband, a machinist, had to move in~land to cheaper Culver City. My Mom+real Dad never could afford the down payment for an L.A. house, even waaay back in the '60's, '70's, '80's.

You got kids?
I don't, so take this from the eldest of my siblings with a grain of salt~water,
ya know?

Try to buy a house, condo, some kinda property.
And make sure your inheritance sheee~it is in order.
Pre~nup too if ya get re~married, so your ol' house, where the kids grew up,
still belongs to them, not your newest most recent wife. Oh ya, get some decent life insurance in case you die before you plan on doin' so. Your kids will be appreciative...
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Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: RWVBWL] #2896839
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I think this is what bothers many people including myself. It scares me that my kids won't be able to afford to live in SD unless they are at least in the upper middle class or higher pay scale. What are these kids going to have to fall back on? I'm proficient at hashtagging?


My Mom,
after I graduated Venice High, got re~married.
When the rent for house I grew up from age 13 onward to an adult was raised to $1,000.00 a month, well she+her new dude, her last husband, a machinist, had to move in~land to cheaper Culver City. My Mom+real Dad never could afford the down payment for an L.A. house, even waaay back in the '60's, '70's, '80's.

You got kids?
I don't, so take this from the eldest of my siblings with a grain of salt~water,
ya know?

Try to buy a house, condo, some kinda property.
And make sure your inheritance sheee~it is in order.
Pre~nup too if ya get re~married, so your ol' house, where the kids grew up,
still belongs to them, not your newest most recent wife. Oh ya, get some decent life insurance in case you die before you plan on doin' so. Your kids will be appreciative...
wave2


Funny you post this. My buddy's 3 bedroom 1 bath on Culver City is worth 1.3 million shocked

Yeah we do own but I can't see us in a position to give away anything at retirement age.

I did get supplemental life insurance so in case I go at least the wife can keep the house. If she leaves me I'm fucked... but who isn't?


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Re: Grom pro pimping! [Re: hal9000] #2896884
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Originally Posted By: hal9000
Originally Posted By: Clayster
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.


This x 1 million.


Motocross is just as bad, believe me. They start them on little 50's and the parents yell and scream at them around the track. The sport is a zillion times more expensive than surfing, too. Many of these kids don't go to school at all, some are home schooled. Try talking to a pro moto guy. Not the brightest either!

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