Journey begins with a Dad who has a young son and volunteers with the Wounded Warriors Project. While taking turns between paddling out Vets and his Boy at Churchs' in Camp Pendleton, something occurred to him. He was having the same challenges other instructors had in pulling up the new student onto the front of the board. Whether the person is bareback, wearing a rashguard or vest, there always seemed to be a "Slippery Fish" issue. Especially when they are first starting out. The Little League Dad got an idea from T-Ball games with his son. Why not come up with a basic beginners apparatus with a handled grip stitched to the back? He made some drawings and took them to a seamstress and after a few initial prototypes he was ready to try out the new idea with his son. They both paddled out into some small fun Summer waves. It wasn't long before a small set rolled through and they turned around to paddle into one. They drop in,Pop reaches forward, pulls up Grommy to his feet with the greatest of ease and both are flying down the green face!! The response was immediate and after a few sessions folks began asking where they could get one of the epic vests. He knew he was on to something that could make the initial "Surfing Experience" relatively "Foolproof". Just like the T-Ball training tool that makes it easier for everyone to learn baseball, the new "Stokevest" would make it a breeze for kids to learn how to Surf!! So with that, SAFEGROM was born and has expanded into a complete "Water Safety Product Line" for Kids with aids such as Sunscreen, Rashguards, Sunglasses, Towels, Surf Panchos and many others, all focused on making your Family's day at the Water the most fun,enjoyable and safe experience it can be. So always remember...at SAFEGROM..."We've Got Your Groms' Back!!"