nat is definitely my favorite of the young guys...really like the way he surfs & he seems very comfortable mixing it up w/ all the guys on the tour. i mean, he almost won his second event in his first year on tour (& some, including me, think he should've won). i think he gets overlooked a lot in the medina/jjf/kolohe hype, but that's starting to change. he's a consistent competitor, & that's really what wins titles.
i'd like to see owen wright return to his 2011 form, when he was going back & forth w/ slater trading wins for a few events. i think he ended up #2 that year.
Kelly (of course at the top of the list)
Those are the 5 guys I enjoy watching surf. They have the best style, the biggest bags of tricks and are all well rounded as far as wave size and locations. Not all of them translate into magical scoring, but I think these guys, in a free surf environment are the best ones in the game. They don't look they are about to drop a deuce at any point in their waves/heats. Style, Grace, Imagination and Power. You need all 4.
nat young has what it takes to win.he just needs to pick better waves but regardless hes been doing well every contest.its amazing how much he grew lol,he was the ugliest kid before his body stretched.now u cant even tell he has freckles