Nothing inspires us more than the next generation — and the Hurley Youth team is certainly no exception. Comprised of up-and-comers who have consistently pushed the envelope on what’s possible in their respective sports, these are the names and faces to watch out for. Beyond their technical ability, the Hurley Youth team also embodies the fun-loving spirit that Hurley was founded on. So yeah, you could say the kids are alright.
Eleven-years-old and already dominating the competition, keep your eyes on Ruby Strong — who grew up on Maui but now calls San Clemente, CA home — as she continues to climb the ranks.
Growing up, Hawaiian Angelina Yossa would sell baked goods in order to fund surf trips — and it's that dedication to seeing out her dreams that has gotten her to where she is today as she ascends the competitive ranks.
Hailing from New York, Beau Chan has been under the watchful eye of fellow hard charging east coaster, Will Skudin. And under his tutelage, Beau has been on a constant state of progression, stacking clips, and getting noticed.
Jackson Beach Pier local, Benji Lange has made big turns his calling card. Benji is currently making waves on Team USA in the U16 Prime East division.
Humble and quiet, but absolutely lethal on a Lowers wall, Chase Niemann will be a name to watch out for in the coming years.
You'd be hard pressed to find a grom more stoked than Cooper Jewell. Born and raised in New Jersey, Cooper is no stranger to cold sessions, but that hasn't stopped him yet — and if his competitive success is any indication, it won't be a hindrance any time soon.
Hailing from Huntington Beach, CA, where he competes on the famed HB High Surf Team, Gavin is best known for his dedication and hard work in the lineup. And it shows: Gavin has been making steady appearances on podiums throughout California with no signs of slowing down.
Style and grace define Haylee Boverman's approach in the water. Poised to be the next princess of Maui, Haylee finished the 2021 competitive year at the 17th spot on the WSL Qualifying Series.
San Clemente born Henry Rothey has been putting significant time in the water. And it shows: his progression is hard to deny as he continues to walk home with trophies and a spot on Team USA's Developmental Surf Team.
Long Island's Huda Mark is a double threat, excelling at both surf and skate.
A mainstay on the NSSA circuit, at the age of 12, Kaden Awad has already been chaired up the beach, winning 2021 NSSA Nationals U12 Explorer Division (among other noteworthy wins). Maui's next big thing, Kaden loves going above the lip.
South Bay LA style guru, Karsten Wanke's trip to Kelly Slater's wave pool was featured in the Wall Street Journal, which is something not many teenagers — or adults — can say.
A ball of energy in the water and out, Kylie Pulcini also has a formidable front side snap; a maneuver she used to secure a spot on the USA Olympic Developmental Team.
With a name like Radd, you know Logan Radd is a good dude. These days, you can find the Floridian in a jersey harnessing his momentum into even bigger competitive results.
Born in Waikiki, it wasn't long until the now 15-year-old made his way to the North Shore of O'ahu, where he's already cemented himself as one of the youngest to ever charge the famed break.
This San Clemente phenom is showing bright moments with style and flow at 9 years old. The future is looking bright for young Moses!
No stranger to winning, Quaid Fahrion is a member of the USA Surfing developmental team and 2x NSSA National champion. Needless to say, watch for Quaid to keep climbing the competitive ranks in the years to come.
Things Rafi Neri enjoys in equal amounts: getting tubed and making people laugh. Don't let this goofball fool you though, he's been hard at work making a name for himself — and there's more where that came from,
With a fondness for both surfing and skating, choosing to pursue one or the other was simply not in the cards for Australian ripper Ruby Trew. The 13-year-old dual athlete uses her expertise at both sports to her advantage, spending her free time cross training and honing her aerial skills which can be applied on land and water. There are few athletes who surf and skate on such a high level, especially at such a young age.
Season after season, Huntington Beach's Sara Freyre continues to drastically improve; and in 2021, she was named the West Coast Regional Championships Performer of the Event (her first appearance at an NSSA regionals event, no less).
The latest talent to come out of central Florida, look for Shea Edwards to be tearing up skate parks near and far soon. A double threat, he's also honing his skills in the water.
A rising star from south Florida, Sterling Makish has an air game that should not be underestimated.
A true ripper hailing out of Honolulu, Hawaii, Sunny is fast on the rise thanks to his smooth style and impeccable rail surfing.
Hailing from the gulf of Florida, Taylor Green can make magic happen in small waves but only thrives as the waves get bigger.
From Florida and ready to make a splash, Vance Weyandt is poised to do just that as he continues his amateur competitive journey.
This young Huntington Beach shredder is fast on the rise! At only 9 years old he keeps getting better by the day. Keep any eye on young Wyatt.
A competitive beast straight out of the Big Island of Hawaii, be on the lookout for Zal in the finals (and most likely the podium) of any amateur event.