North Shore Ripper - Finn McGill

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To be a stand grom these days on the North Shore is no easy task, but Finn McGill seems to have it wired, from charging good size pipe with his sister Dax to absolutely ripping apart the smaller days. Throw in some pretty impressive skating at the local skate park and a super rad personality, and you have one really cool grom that you can’t miss!  Finn has been doing a lot of traveling lately, and just got done with a really cool trip that was featured in Surfing’s short movie “Teenage.”  We recently sat down with this busy grom to find out a little more about him.

G+J: Best contest results this year:
F+M: First place open men’s figure skating

G+J: Places traveled in 2014/15:
F+M: Samoa, Santa Ana, Second Alapio, Nicaragua, Palm Springs

G+J: How is it growing up as a grom on the North Shore of Hawaii?
F+M: Are you calling me old?  I haven’t grown up and I never will!

G+J: What wave on the North Shore suits your style best?
F+M: Backdoor and Chuns Reef.

G+J: We’ve seen you out at some pretty big Pipe. What’s the biggest you’ve surfed it?
F+M: 6-8 feet out; I just can’t remember the beatings I took

G+J: What’s your scariest North Shore experience so far?
F+M: Going to Sunset Chevron.

G+J: If you could pick somewhere else to live, where would it be and why?
F+M: Vegas baby, Vegas!

G+J: Pretty awesome that your whole family surfs. Did that influence you to become a competitive surfer?
F+M: Nope, just saw all the skimpy bikinis.  That’s what made me want to be a competitive surfer!

G+J: Who are some of your Hawaiian influences?
F+M: Tony Moniz, Dave Riddle, Titus Kinimaka.

G+J: You seem to be traveling quite a bit. What has been one of your favorite experiences this year?
F+M: Samoa. Amazing right barrels, with an amazing group of people.

G+J: When you and your sister are out surfing, who gets the most waves?
F+M: Dax, because she burns me on every wave.

G+J: Describe the perfect day for Finn McGill.
F+M: Musubi, surf, Musubi, surf, Musubi, skate, popcorn, sleep!

G+J: Who are some of the people that you look up to and have shaped who you are?
F+M: My mom and dad! They live life for fun and love!

G+J: Any advice for up-and-coming groms?
F+M: Stay thirsty, my friends! Have as much fun as possible

G+J: Final words or thoughts?
F+M: I want a Musubi!


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To be a stand grom these days on the North Shore is no easy task, but Finn McGill seems to have it wired, from charging good size pipe with his sister Dax to absolutely ripping apart the smaller days. Throw in some pretty impressive skating at the local skate park and a super rad personality, and you have one really cool grom that you can’t miss!  Finn has been doing a lot of traveling lately, and just got done with a really cool trip that was featured in Surfing’s short movie “Teenage.”  We recently sat down with this busy grom to find out a little more about him.

G+J: Best contest results this year:
F+M: First place open men’s figure skating

G+J: Places traveled in 2014/15:
F+M: Samoa, Santa Ana, Second Alapio, Nicaragua, Palm Springs

G+J: How is it growing up as a grom on the North Shore of Hawaii?
F+M: Are you calling me old?  I haven’t grown up and I never will!

G+J: What wave on the North Shore suits your style best?
F+M: Backdoor and Chuns Reef.

G+J: We’ve seen you out at some pretty big Pipe. What’s the biggest you’ve surfed it?
F+M: 6-8 feet out; I just can’t remember the beatings I took

G+J: What’s your scariest North Shore experience so far?
F+M: Going to Sunset Chevron.

G+J: If you could pick somewhere else to live, where would it be and why?
F+M: Vegas baby, Vegas!

G+J: Pretty awesome that your whole family surfs. Did that influence you to become a competitive surfer?
F+M: Nope, just saw all the skimpy bikinis.  That’s what made me want to be a competitive surfer!

G+J: Who are some of your Hawaiian influences?
F+M: Tony Moniz, Dave Riddle, Titus Kinimaka.

G+J: You seem to be traveling quite a bit. What has been one of your favorite experiences this year?
F+M: Samoa. Amazing right barrels, with an amazing group of people.

G+J: When you and your sister are out surfing, who gets the most waves?
F+M: Dax, because she burns me on every wave.

G+J: Describe the perfect day for Finn McGill.
F+M: Musubi, surf, Musubi, surf, Musubi, skate, popcorn, sleep!

G+J: Who are some of the people that you look up to and have shaped who you are?
F+M: My mom and dad! They live life for fun and love!

G+J: Any advice for up-and-coming groms?
F+M: Stay thirsty, my friends! Have as much fun as possible

G+J: Final words or thoughts?
F+M: I want a Musubi!

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