Grommet — a) a young and inexperienced surfer; b) a young and inexperienced skateboarder. Grommethood — the state or period of being a young surfer etc.
Grommet girls are taking to Queensland’s waves like ducklings to water (Courier-Mail [Brisbane], 2005, 22 Apr, 49/1). Hoping to get fit while getting ‘air’ he’s taking adult skateboarding lessons at the Riverslide Skate Park in Alexandra Gardens. ‘There do seem to be a lot more old dudes like me giving it a go’, Thomson says. ‘The grommets laugh at the fact we’re still doing it’ (Age [Melbourne], 2011, 16 Jan., (M Section) 8/3).