Watch them go!
Watch: El Salvador Is For The Groms!
But Cory Lopez seems to like it just fine.
As a grom, there's nothing better than a call from your team manager saying, "Pack your boards, we're heading to El Sal!" Because Hawaii is scary, and contests in Florida suck, meanwhile El Salvador, which boasts waves in the good-but-not-scary range, is what we call a gleeful medium.
This clip features a horde of O'Neill groms alongside old-man Lopez, who apparently still has a few tricks up his sleeve, swinging away at playful right points. El Salvador does its wavy thing, the groms do their jumpy thing, and we get to sit back and enjoy it from afar. But wouldn't it be a litttttle better to get a call from a team manager saying, "Pack your boards, we're heading to El Sal!"?
Yeah, maybe next lifetime.