Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s Addison Miles loves where he lives but doesn’t get to surf very often because his part of the Mid-Atlantic doesn’t get a lot waves. As a result, you can find him travelling to South America and the Caribbean Islands looking to make a statement on the surf scene with his progressive surfing. When at home, you can find Addison playing hoops, throwing cards, or balancing beach balls on his forehead.
Tatiana Weston-Webb from the island of Kauai, is one of the most decorated junior women's surfers ever in the US. Her list of accolades includes eleven US National Championships in all divisions, the youngest Junior Womens Pipeline champion at the age of thirteen, two Rip Curl Gromsearch International titles, a Volcom VQS National championship, and two ISA World Junior Championships in 3013 and 2014. Tatiana is currently working on qualifying for the Womens World Championship Tour and getting even more results to add to her stellar resume.
Asher Nolan is regarded as one of the best surfers to ever come out of Northern Florida. The stylish goofy foot from Jacksonville, Florida has a long, accomplished surf contest resume and continues to get results, if not win, a large majority of the East Coast contests he enters. Currently the Hurley East Coast team manager, Asher is now sharing his surfing wisdom to a new generation of East Coast superstars.
Born and raised on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Brett Barley has been known to charge big barrels from Hatteras to the North Shore of Oahu. Raised in the competitive ranks of the Eastern Surfing Association, Brett has been a semi-finalist at the Volcom Pipeline Pro and now focuses on barrel hunting around the world. When not traveling, you can find Brett mining tubes at Cape Hatteras or stalking fish anywhere along the Outer Banks.
The North Shore of Oahu is a place known as the proving grounds to many of the world’s best surfers and local girl Brisa Hennessy’s surfing is reflecting that. Brisa is a little girl with big talent, and her ability—combined with an amazing personality—is sure to win the surfing world over. Brisa is building a strong resume with wins at the 2013 Rip Curl Grom Search National Championships, a first place at the 2013 USA Championships, and in eight-to-ten foot heavy surf, made the final of the 2014 Sunset Beach Junior Pro as a fourteen-year-old. Keep your eye out for this amazing future star!
When you’ve surfing since the age of six, your uncle is former ASP World Champion Derek Ho, and you grow up on the North Shore of Oahu, it’s safe to say your future is laid out for you. Nicknamed “Backdoor Barron,” Barron Mamiya loves surfing his favorite wave at Backdoor Pipeline just like his famous uncle, and if not there, is always down at the skate park across the street. Now thirteen, he’s got a Surfing America title under his belt and many more to come as he tries to follow in some famous footsteps.
Bailey Nagy has surfing ability, contest results, and model looks that are setting a powerful footprint in women’s surfing. Growing up on the North Shore of Oahu, Bailey has taken her experience from surfing’s the world’s most well known arena to getting solid results in the Rip Curl Grom Search series, NSSA Nationals, and a runner-up finish at the Womens Junior Pipeline Pro.
C.J. Hobgood, from Melbourne, Florida, is the 2001 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Champion and 1999 ASP Rookie Of The Year. C.J. has enjoyed a long, distinguished competitive career and continues to excel on the highest levels of surfing. From Tahiti to Pipeline, C.J. is an internationally well-respected big wave rider and innovative technician who’s been featured in numerous videos and magazines worldwide.
Corey Howell is big in Florida—literally. When driving down the I-95 in the Sunshine State you might see a few giant Ron Jon’s billboards of him ripping roadside. After three East Coast titles, one airshow title, and two Ron Jon’s Junior Pro titles, it’s safe to say he deserves it. Corey was born in North Carolina but eventually moved down to Melbourne, Florida at age eleven where his Dad managed a surf shop. It was at his local spot—R.C.’s in Satellite Beach—that he honed his skills and now finds himself regularly traveling to Central America for wave exploration.
Caroline Marks is an excellent student and an all-around athlete. Like her older brother, Luke, Caroline is a very talented surfer and plays the piano. In June 2013, Caroline won the U12 Girls United States Surfing Championships at Lower Trestles and made surfing history by securing herself a spot as the youngest member ever of the United States Surf Team.
With two older, successful brothers dominating their divisions, Connor Marshall is bound to follow in their footsteps, and at a very young age is already getting results. With Seaside Reef as his playground, Connor is watching his brothers and the bounty of amazing rippers around him to form the third piece of what is becoming the next generation of ripping brothers.
Dillon Perillo from Malibu, California is a top West Coast surfer who is gaining momentum on an international level. Primarily known as a free surfer on the Rip Curl Search program, Dillon has been featured in numerous magazines as well as parts in all the top new videos as a key contributor. In 2013, he took first place in the ASP six-star Los Cabos Open which was considered a major step to joining the ASP World Championship Tour.
At fourteen years old, Jake Marshall has enough contest results to fill a book. The prodigy from Encinitas, California grew up watching guys like Damien Hobgood, Taylor Knox, and Rob Machado ripping his home break of Seaside Reef and has turned that ambition into five national championships, a number one spot in the Surfer Hot 100, and a first place in the 2013 Quiksilver King Of The Groms in France. With his solid rail work, aerial prowess and competitive drive, Jake’s the complete package.
Jesse Merle-Jones grew up surfing the powerful waves of Kauai with an amazing crew of world-class surfers the island is known for. Now living on Oahu, every winter Jesse can be found charging the North Shore of Oahu on the biggest, baddest days and throwing the fins when the waves get small. He’s hugely respected as a surfer and an all around great guy who is the epitome of aloha.
Some of the best aerial surfers ever have come from San Clemente—names like Matt Archbold, Chris Ward, and the Godfather of airs—Christian Fletcher. As a Lower Trestles local, Kevin Schulz has used the skate-park-like sections to become an NSSA Nationals Airshow champion as well as to become a member of the US national surf team.
Luke Marks, from Florida’s Space Coast, is a talented straight-A student, nationally ranked surfer, and budding musician who enjoys playing the drums. He loves competing and has been featured on the cover of ESM magazine, Surfline, other leading surf websites, and has a segment in the Fox surf movie No Filter.
The daughter of a national swim champion, Lakey Peterson, from Santa Barbara, California was destined to be of the worlds leading female surfers. Known for progressive maneuvers, she was dubbed “Lakey Surf Legend” at age five. Lakey has won multiple National Scholastic Surfing Association titles, and at fourteen performed the first-ever aerial maneuver by a female in competition at the NSSA Nationals. A winner of the 2012 US Open in Huntington Beach, California, Lakey finished her second year in seventh place on the ASP Womens World Championship Tour.
Nothing epitomizes the New Jersey blue-collar work ethic more than Mike Gleason. A Sandy Hook local legend, Mike’s charges big waves around the world and his work ethic finds him chasing surf and pulling into giant pits from Europe to the reefs of Backdoor Pipeline and Off The Wall on Oahu’s North Shore. Coming from a place where winters can resemble the frozen tundras, Mike is a meat-eating, beer drinking East Coaster who bleeds Jersey and can be found hooking and spearing fish when the waves are flat.
Born and raised in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Nils spends most of his summers traveling to mainland Mexico, following giant south swells and the big barrels that come with them. In winter, Nils is no stranger to Pipeline on big days as well. Like a lot of his fellow Floridians, he’s a solid all-around surfer with a mean air game—his multiple pro wins on the East Coast are proof. Nils is the type of guy who can easily become your best friend, and if you’re lucky he might take you fishing in his back yard on the river or better yet, cook you a fish taco.
The younger brother of Nils, Noah Schweizer was born and raised in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. With his older brother laying down the groundwork for the family, Noah has multiple East Coast titles as well. A machine when it comes to progressive aerial surfing, Noah is a shy but deadly lady killer who spends most of his time down at the New Smyrna Inlet or fishing the mangroves behind his house.
Salt Creek in Orange County is known as a hotbed for high performance surfing. Sam Orozco, from Dana Point, is one of the young guys to arise from Creek and make a name as a solid progressive surfing powerhouse. Sam has used his talents as an aerialist to become a NSSA National Airshow Champion 2012 as well as a victory at the Bel Mar Junior Pro in 2013.
For a place that’s not known for waves, Florida’s Gulf Coast has kicked out great surfers like the Lopez brothers and Sterling Spencer. You can now add Tayler Brothers to that list. Winning multiple East Coast titles as a grom, Tayler has been riding for Smith since he was eleven-years-old and travels back and forth to Sebastian Inlet so he can surf as much as he can. On his down time, Tayler can be found fishing and filming videos for fishing shows.
In the storied history of East Coast surfing champions, it’s easy to see how Tommy Coleman is next in line to follow in the footsteps of legends like Kelly Slater and C.J. Hobgood. Hailing from Vero Beach, Florida, Tommy is a twelve-year-old with a contest resume that includes three East Coast NSSA Open Titles and two NSSA National titles. Tommy is a little guy with a huge personality and you can find him putting in endless hours at Sebastian Inlet, eating any type of food with sugar in it, and making new friends wherever he goes. We look forward to the future when a young surfer named “Tommy BooBoo” is making waves on the world tour.
As a young prodigy from Huntington Beach, Tim Reyes dominated the junior ranks and eventually turned the smooth, powerful surfing he’s known for into battling on the ASP World Championship Tour. In 2007, his career took a turn for the worse when a huge floater tore his knee apart and cost him a year’s worth of rehab. His return from the injury was a third place at the illustrious Pipe Masters in 2008. Ever since then he’s been chasing big waves and spots that stray from the beaten path.
Yadin Nicol hails from Margaret River, one of Australia’s most iconic waves. As a youngster, Yadin dominated the junior ranks, winning multiple events and being voted Australia’s number one junior in Australia’s Surfing Life Magazine. Yadin then took a few years to free-surf, travel for photos and video, grow a global profile and improve his surfing prior to qualifying for the ASP World Tour in 2012. He’s as big in America as he is in Australia thanks largely to being in constant demand by the world’s biggest surf magazines and movie directors.
Born and raised on Kauai, Alex Smith has the charging attitude many of the islands surfers are known for and a competitive drive that keeps him traveling the world competing. Along with his brother Koa, they also founded a website called lastnamefirst.tv that features the their lives as they pursue their surfing careers.
Tommy McKeown is a little guy with a huge smile and a great attitude. Hailing from Oxnard, California, his pedigree of surfers from his area is second to none and it’s getting contagious with his surfing. Tommy’s already dominating his region and behind that friendly demeanor is a mean competition bug sure to make him a winner for years to come.
About 20 minutes south of San Francisco between Ocean Beach and Mavericks lies the town Brogie Panesi likes to call home‚Pacifica. Secretly, the small, foggy town has created some amazing big wave and small surfers alike and Brogie and his brother Kaden are the latest in a long line of amazing watermen to come from it. Brogie is keeping Pacifica's tradition and making a name for himself with his results and his progressive surfing.