Threat: Kanoa Igarashi

posted by / Magazine / September 17, 2012

Full Name: Kanoa Igarashi

Age: 14

Hometown: Huntington Beach,CA

Homebreak: Huntington Pier,
Southside

Sponsors: Quiksilver, Oakley, Channel Islands Surfboards, Ocean & Earth, Sex Wax, Banzai Bowls

Favorite Surfer: Julian Wilson

Motto: “You only live once.”

Threat
Kanoa Igarashi, picking his nose in Newport. Photo: Chad Wells

Who inspires you the most? Kelly Slater

What is your greatest fear? Drug cartels in Mexico [See pg. 78]

Best surf video segment of all time? Taj’s part in Trilogy

Last time you wore a tie? Never

Describe the best barrel of your life in under 10 words. The only good wave I’ve ever gotten in Hawaii

Who is your hero? Superman

Favorite board? 5’5” Channel Islands DFR

Your proudest moment in life? When I went from 4’11” to 5’1”

What’s your Instagram name? Igarashikanoa

Best WT event ever? Quiksilver Pro New York

What do you love outside of surfing? Golfing with friends

Most underrated surfer? Eric Geiselman

What’s the farthest you’ve ever had to travel on foot? From the end of Kirra to D’bah

Best breakfast cereal? Krave

Favorite non-surf film? The Art of Flight

Favorite move to pull? Carves

Worst enemy? My 4-iron

Favorite Aussie slang? Arvo

Best text message ever received? “You got a wildcard into the US Open”

Most scared you’ve been in the ocean? Sitting out the back in New Smyrna with no one out

Does home schooling work? No

If you were to learn another language, what would it be? French

How many world titles will Kelly win? 12

Best book you’ve ever read? Green Eggs and Ham

Describe Bobby Martinez in six words or less. Rebel against the tour

Do girls like seeing guys do airs or get tubed? Airs

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