2013 ISA World Junior Surfing Championships
The Moniz clan is not short on talent, and Josh Moniz's gold medal in the Under 18 division further cemented the family's legacy as one of the most dominant in Hawaii.
Gathering of the nations for the opening ceremony of the 2013 ISA World Junior Surfing Championships. Over 300 competitors from 30 countries took part in the event.
Winning the Under 16 division and giving Team Australia the edge, Jake Wilcox was one of the standouts of the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships from beginning to end.
With coaches Ryan Simmons and Micah Byrne at the helm, Team USA made the podium, earning a team bronze medal for the effort.
"I'd like to thank my dad and tell him I love him," said Hawaii's Mahina Maeda after winning gold for Hawaii in the Under 16 division.
Taking third in the Under 16 division, Jake Marshall continues to be one of the brightest young prospects for the U.S.
For a week straight the surf at Rancho Santana was about as good as surf gets. Offshore winds, head-high peaks and warm water. Life's good in Nicaragua.
Tatiana Weston Webb
Another great surfer from Hawaii, another gold medal. Tatiana Weston Webb dominating the Under 18 division.
Italy's Leonardo Fioravantili was half a point away from winning a gold medal for the Italian team, which would have been the best finishing in the countr's history. Instead he settled for second.
18-year-old Kaoli Kahokuloa turned a lot of heads in Nicaragua. A virtual unknown going into the contest, good things are in story for the full blooded Hawaiian.
America's Colt Ward dutifully represented the U.S. in the Under 16 division, and while he went down relatively early in the event it wasn't for lack of trying or creativity.
Rancho Santana is one of the nicer resorts you'll find around Nicaragua's main surf zone and is popular with expats and travelers alike for obvious reasons.