Mike Jucker started taking his kiddos out and teaching them to surf around the age of three, and it stuck. Seth and Sloane Jucker are still surfing together, and were chosen as November’s Grom of the Month because in addition to their skills, their environmental ethics are solid. Known for promoting clean beaches, both kids lead by example and are regulars at beach clean-up events. Seth and Sloane have positive attitudes in and out of the water, and are all around cool kids that care about Maui and are stoked on surfing.
Name: Sloane Jucker
Passion: Arts and crafts, snorkeling
Why do you love surfing?: I love being in the water and enjoy all the animals in the ocean. Surfing a wave is just such a great feeling.
School: Sacred Hearts School
Board: Jud Lau
Sponsors: I am still open.
Fave Wave: I love to surf Shark Pit and in winter time at Keiki Bowl.
Favorite Food: Sushi
Name: Seth Jucker
Passion: Playing with my friends, skateboarding, and snorkeling.
Why do you love surfing?: I love to be in the water and surfing a wave is just the best feeling.
School: King Kamehameha III Elementary School
Board: A Proctor Board that was given to me this summer
Sponsors: GromUSA gives me some clothes
Fave Wave: Honolua Bay and Harbor in the summer
Favorite Food: My mom’s pasta with red sauce
Grom of the month is a monthly feature where we will select one talented Grom from Maui and showcase them with a pic and a paragraph. Never heard of a Grom? The term has roots in Australia as a slang reference to young surf kids. It caught on in the West Coast and Hawaii where it’s gotten its place in popular surf culture terminology today. Our Grom of the Month will be a Maui youth 17 years or under and have a variety of strengths from community, school, ohana, environment and of course love for the ocean and shredding waves. This project is a collaboration with DoomaPhotos and Jen Russo. Monkeypod Kitchen will be donating a $50 gift certificate to our Grom of the Month, and dinner for 4 prize for our annual Grom of the Year.