Kulia Doherty, 16, Regular
HOME BREAK: Lahaina Harbor, Maui
BORN / LIVES: Wailuku, HI / San Clemente, CA
Black Keys, Mac Miller, and The Misfits.
Daphne’s, FCS, Dakine, Bubble Gum Surf Wax, NK Surfboards, Marko Foam, SurfCo.
My favorite surfer is Chippa Wilson. He lands crazy airs, I’m surprised he’s not pro.
In the next few years I’d like to see myself training real hard to stay/get at the highest level of professional surfing and traveling everywhere and just having fun on tour.
It’s important to eat healthy to be able to stay active and surf longer, not get overly tired. It’s also good to eat healthy to have a longer and stronger life.
Meah Collins, 13, Regular
HOME BREAK: 54th Street, Huntington Beach Pier
BORN / LIVES: Newport Beach, CA
Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé, Jack Johnson
Daphne’s, DaKine, Richie Collins Surfboards, Future Fins, M&M Surfboard Cuts, Roxy, Waxy Wax, TK's Froghouse
3rd Place - ASP Pro Jr., Sunset Beach, HI
1st Place - US Champ U 14
3rd Place - US Champ U 16
My favorite surfers are my dad, Kelly, Carissa, Stephanie, Coco, Laura, and all the other girls who rip! I think they all have unique talents that contribute to my advancement in surfing.
I would like to continue to surf on the tour and go on trips where I can learn to surf from the best -- and hopefully become one of the best!
I think it’s important to eat good, healthy food so that I can make it through a long day of multiple heats and/or surf sessions. Not only does healthy food taste better, but I feel a lot better when I eat well. Daphne’s food is also quick and easy to take on trips and to contests. (And my whole family enjoys it!)
Tia Blanco, 15, Goofy
HOME BREAK: Lowers
BORN / LIVES: Puerto Rico / San Clemente, CA
Anuhea, The Wheeland Brothers, Flight Facilities
Daphne’s, Volcom, Ransom Wax, KM Boards, Giving Beads, Zionic, Tonic, Hawaii Red Dragon Photography
2012 NSSA State Champion for High School Girls
I'm really inspired by Lakey Peterson and Bobby Martinez. They have really good style and I'm currently working with Mike Lamm who used to coach them.
To perfect my turns and use more power. Kelly told me I need to bend my knees more. I’d also like to learn more contest strategies. (Kelly?!)
I was born and raised a vegetarian so I’ve eaten healthy all my life. My parents have always stressed that eating healthy keeps your mind, body and soul strong. It can be challenging to find a restaurant with tasty vegetarian food, so I’m really stoked we have a Daphne’s in our neighborhood.
Jake Davis, 16, Regular
Born / Lives: Capo Beach, CA
Daphne’s, O’Neill, Filtrate Eyewear, Robert Weiner Surf Designs, Sex Wax, Carver Skateboards, R.O.K. Skate/Surf Shop
Corey Colapinto, 15, Goofy
HOME BREAK: Lowers
BORN / LIVES: Oahu, HI / San Clemente, CA
Cut Copy, Future Islands, Calvin Harris
Daphne’s, Vans, Von Zipper, Grombomb Healthy, Future Fins, Rick Rock Surfboards
4th Place - Surfing America Prime at DMJs
3rd Place - Volcom Contest at Huntington Beach
Definitely any of the Gudauskas brothers. They rip so hard and are always so amped to surf. I have never seen one of them not happy.
If you don’t eat healthy, you can easily get sick and miss out on an epic swell -- it’s happened to me before! Eating healthy can make a huge difference to young surfers because they’ll have the energy to surf all day and really improve their skills with extended sessions.
Griffin Colapinto, 14, Regular
HOME BREAK: Lowers
BORN / LIVES: Mission Viejo, CA / San Clemente, CA
Daphne’s, Billabong, DC, Sex Wax, Von Zipper, Lost Surfboards, In Case
4th Place - Belmar Fins Junior Pro U20 Competition at Belmar Beach, NJ
2nd Place - US Championships Competition at Lower Trestles, San Clemente, CA
I really like Parko’s power. He is one of my favorite surfers because he is smooth and fun to watch.
I want to be able to complete radical maneuvers on my first turn and work on surfing with more power. I think it is important to focus on the basics too so I want to be able too do airs and power carves.
What you eat is as important as what you do. My parents always make sure I am staying hydrated and eating the right foods to stay healthy.
Josh Benjoya, 17, Goofy
HOME BREAK: Salt Creek, CA
BORN / LIVES: Laguna Beach, CA / Dana Point, CA
Daphne’s, Hurley, Infinity Surfboards, VonZipper, Famous Surf Accessories
4th Place - Surfing America Prime at T-street, Boys U18
3rd Place - NSSA Open Mens Division at Seaside Reef
1st Place - WSA boys U18 Division at Salt Creek
3rd Place - VQS Juniors Division at River Jetties
5th Place - VQS Juniors Division at Ponto
My favorite surfer is Rob Machado because he has a great style and is goofy foot. He rips really hard and travels the world surfing the best waves and getting barreled out of his mind. Pretty much what I dream of doing when I get older...
I want to push my surfing in the next few years by trying to teach myself to read waves better. I also want to be able to ride my waves with a better flow and keep my speed. Finally, I want to get better at hitting the first section of a wave more vertically and with more power.
Being an athlete, healthy food helps a lot. You can go do things after a big meal feeling energized and ready. It also helps to prevent many diseases and heart attacks in old age.
COLT WARD, 15, GOOFY
HOME BREAK: LOWERS
BORN / LIVES: SAN CLEMENTE, CA / SAN CLEMENTE, CA
I pretty much like any kind of music except country but I don’t really have a favorite artist
Daphne’s, O’Neill, Oakley, Creatures of Leisure, lost surfboards and Grombomb!
2nd Place - USA Championships 2012
2nd Place - Open Men's NSSA West Coast Championships 2012
1st Place - Surfing America Prime Series DMJ's U16
2nd Place - Surfing America Prime Series Churches U18
2nd Place - NSSA Open HB Pier Junior Men’s
1st Place - Surfing America Prime Series T-Street U16
2nd Place - Surfing America Prime Series Steamers Lane – U16
My favorite surfers are Jordy Smith and Julian Wilson. I love the way they surf and their style is amazing. They surf insane in pretty much every condition and they really push the limits in surfing.
I want to improve my contest surfing by making more finals. I would like to travel the world because I think traveling boosts your surfing in many ways. I really want to land a rodeo flip.
Healthy, quick, and tasty food is very important in life. Kids should eat healthy because it keeps you strong and focused to succeed in life. I love food with lots of flavor and Daphnes has it. See you there!