It's possible that Kolohe Andino was born wearing a contest jersey. As the son of Southern California '80s ripper and world tour competitor Dino Andino, Kolohe was groomed to surf both as radically as possibly and as competitively as possible.
It's always a little electrifying when we get a whole edit of Andino freesurfing, though. This brilliant one is from filmer Shane Fletcher, who tailed Andino on a trip to Mexico last year, and it's packed with some incredible footwork, courtesy of your current number four surfer in the world, and some wholesome garage punk, courtesy of The Rooms.
When the jersey's off, you're always gonna go bigger – and in his early years on tour, Andino prescribed to that norm. But things have changed in the last two years. More and more, he's been going for broke, contest or no contest, and the transition has only made him better. Consider this fiery edit a taste of what the nearly 23-year-old California prodigy is about to bring to the 2017 tour.