As 2014 comes to end we have seen some pretty radical changes in the surfing world over the past month. Newly crowned champ Gabriel Mendina is only 20 years old and was able to hold off three time world champion Mick Fanning and 11 time world champion Kelly Slater to claim his first World Title. It truly seems like "the changing of the guard" with all the talent that the youngins are showcasing. While we were all waiting  & most of us were eager for the comp to resume, the Rip Curl groms seemed to enjoy the lay days hanging with the Rip Curl A team. Filtrates youngest advocate Kaiser Auberlen was there and ready to show what he's able to do on his ridiculously small surfboard. Looks like Mick and Owen got a kick outa seeing the bijou foam under his feet.