Watch: The Very Best Of Young Gun, Dwight Pastrana
Puerto Rico's got talent.
Surfing will progress, it's inevitable. Fast forward twenty years, or even ten, pro surfing will be unrecognisable. Majority of the top 34 will have slipped into the shade (excluding Kelly perhaps), their fire smothered by the vibrant groms and rookies of today. The webcast will feature a fresh set of faces. A bright new cast of stars to dazzle, entertain and create their own forms of controversy. Just who'll be calling out the "tennis tour", swearing at judges or stomping the first double twist in a jersey is yet to be seen, though together with Quiksilver, we've been working to find out. Welcome back to Young Guns, you've tuned in just in time for the main event.
Before the final eight go toe to toe for the title, we thought you'd like to get to know them a little better. So, here's a punchy reel and a string of questions to break the ice.
"I tried to use only my A+ clips," says Puerto Rica's Dwight Pastrana of his edit. "Most of them came from Maui's west side which most people know as 'Clay's Spots' – one of my favourite waves in this planet for sure!" Young Dwight told Stab he'd spent all winter working on the 90 seconds above, which paid dividends, attracting enough votes to earn his place among the top eight. Think his tube skills are impressive? Wait and see how he rolls in the best place in the world for getting barrelled.
"I gotta thank all the boy'z from Maui for showing me the zones! And sharing some waves!"
Last place you surfed? Puerto Escondido, MEX.
Last move you pulled? Layback.
Last board you rode? 5'7 Black and white Merrick.
Last claim you pulled? At Puerto, Probably hands up looking up, one of the barrels of my life, and for the many more to come!
Last song you listened to? Location , Khalid.
Last film you watched? Dear Suburbia.
Last book you read? Max brand, RawHide Justice.
Last google search? Stabmag always ;).
Last person you stalked on Instagram? Abmaui.
Last person you pranked? Sebastian Soto.
Last text message you sent? Asking my mom if I had money on my credit card!
Last meal your parents cooked you? Quinoa and pork , by chef Jenn.
Last surfer that got you pumped? I saw Kai Lenny win the Puerto Challenge the other day!
With the Indonesian final merely days away, keep it dialled for updates.