11-Year-Old Performs Stab High-Worthy Airs in Waco -

11-Year-Old Performs Stab High-Worthy Airs in Waco

That mute?!

Words by Jack Mutschler

Ask any surfer under the age of 13 what they want to be when they’re older, and the answer is clear: ‘a professional surfer’. A few years ago, this was a singular career path, and we all knew what that entailed. The groms were referring to surfing on the CT and competing against a 50-year-old John John Florence or a grey-haired Steph Gilmore.

Today, the phrase has a new meaning and follows a variety of roads to success. Take Cruz Dinofa, for example. Cruz is an 11-year-old surfer from New Jersey with a nack for airs. Could Cruz surf in a CT event one day? Probably, but he also doesn’t have to. He can be a free surfer, make a living off a monetized Youtube channel, and get paid for doing his already dialed-in backside mute grabs.

Times have changed: vlogs, alternate contest formats, did we mention wavepools? Being a ‘pro surfer’ is now a broad term, and with compact aerialists like Cruz, it will keep expanding.

Refer above for the latest definition.

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