Broadly defined as any young surfer; more specifically, an insolent, hyperenthusiastic and frequently underfoot young surfer. While the Australian-coined "grommet" came into the American surf lexicon in the mid-1970s, it's derived from "gremmie," a popular American surf word from the '50s and '60s used to identify either a young surfer or a surf poser of any age. The grommet experience is defined ...

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