Filtrate advocate Eli Hanneman is on the radar of just about everyone in the surfing community. Being just eleven years old and displaying such raw talent, effortless style, mixed with determination and pure stoke make Eli a young kid to keep an eye out for many years to come. After finishing First in "Surfing America" National title U12 DIV ( HSA, WSA, ESA AND SOME OTHER SAS, Across the nation which led him to end up at Trestles for the National Championship (Which he shined), going on his first surf trip with SURFING Magazine, snagging his first 'Triple First' at the NSSA Boys Explorer Menehune among many other notable mentions. He has landed his first double page spread in SURFING Magazine! He deserves every bit of success he has already accomplished & we know that this is just the beginning for young Eli. This is the first of many spreads that will feature the phenom, we can assure you that. Be sure to go pick up your own copy of SURFING Magazine issue #02 2015 - 'The Interview Issue" to check out Eli's interview with Taylor Paul.
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