13 March, 2014

Phenom Grom Eli Hanneman


Eli Hanneman is the real deal! Other than surfing well beyond his years, ranking top 14 groms of 2014, and placing First in multiple contest. He simply rips and has a work ethic to match it. He has everyone turning heads in the lineup and everyone psyching on the progressive surfing coming from such a little human. What most people don't realize is that he skates equally as well as he surfs. It's been a pleasure watching Eli progress over the last year and we are beyond excited to see what is in store for the little Legend. I had a chance to wrap out with Eli over the weekend and asked him to send me a little paragraph to share how it all started. The following is what I received ...

"Hi.. My name is Eli, I'm from Lahaina, Maui and I am 11 years old. I love to surf and skate. I actually started skating when I was about 4, and was so into it for about 3 years. I would skate for hours at the skate parks on Maui. One day my dad started taking me surfing when I was 5 and by the time I was 7 I was so stoked on surfing. Between school, surfing, and homework there is only so much time. So it was hard to fit skating in, but now we have the BEST park with lights right across the street from my house in Lahaina. So I try to go at least 4 days a week, even if I only have 30 minutes! I love my life.. I'm pretty stoked on all the support I get for doing the things that I love to do!! Thanks so much Filtrate!"



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Blog by: Jeff Weins (Team Manager)

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