14-Yr-Old Surfing Prodigy: Kanoa Igarashi

There is no more promising young surfer alive today than 14-year-old Kanoa Igarashi. This year alone, Kanoa placed 2nd at the Nike U.S. Open Pro Junior Tournament, 2nd at the King Of The Groms Global Championships in France, and became the youngest ever Under-18 U.S. National Champion. Last year he shattered the NSSA record with an astonishing 30 surfing victories in a single season! With a fierce competitive streak that runs through every aspect of his life, Kanoa is certain to be a force to be reckoned with in the years and decades to come. PRODIGIES is a bi-weekly series showcasing the youngest and brightest as they challenge themselves to reach new heights and the stories behind them. Created and produced by @radical.media, THNKR gives you extraordinary access to the people, stories, places and thinking that will change your mind. Follow THNKR on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thnkr Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thnkrtv Check out our Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/thnkr/

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There is no more promising young surfer alive today than 14-year-old Kanoa Igarashi. This year alone, Kanoa placed 2nd at the Nike U.S. Open Pro Junior Tournament, 2nd at the King Of The Groms Global Championships in France, and became the youngest ever Under-18 U.S. National Champion. Last year he shattered the NSSA record with an astonishing 30 surfing victories in a single season! With a fierce competitive streak that runs through every aspect of his life, Kanoa is certain to be a force to be reckoned with in the years and decades to come. PRODIGIES is a bi-weekly series showcasing the youngest and brightest as they challenge themselves to reach new heights and the stories behind them. Created and produced by @radical.media, THNKR gives you extraordinary access to the people, stories, places and thinking that will change your mind. Follow THNKR on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thnkr Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thnkrtv Check out our Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/thnkr/

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iamthechickenwing
iamthechickenwing - 7 years ago
You have a point. My brother has a friend who is practically the exact same as Kanoa, except he's 12.
double J
double J - 7 years ago
yea and he's a prodigy mate.
Green Lane
Green Lane - 7 years ago
if ur better than most surfers at 14 years old, have your own sponsor at 14 years old, and win in competitions against people over 2x your age, your a prodigy.
william wingate
william wingate - 7 years ago
who doesnt try to smash the ball cart at a driving range??
Connor Ah Sing
Connor Ah Sing - 7 years ago
lol he says golf is really mental and he wants to practice his mental.
eroettger
eroettger - 7 years ago
When I read waves they look like SFNHUSGUBVSDVFYDSFJVDIS No I'm not stupid... It's a joke :)
ferise1
ferise1 - 7 years ago
hahahahha
brianigarashi
brianigarashi - 7 years ago
IGARASHI~~~~!!!!! Same last name as mine! He MUST be a beast :D :D :D
Guillaume R-F
Guillaume R-F - 7 years ago
Prodigy is a young person endowed with exceptional abilities. I think this counts.

10. comment for 14-Yr-Old Surfing Prodigy: Kanoa Igarashi

TheZedosbois
TheZedosbois - 7 years ago
rough party last night at 0:56
Eric Mauskopf
Eric Mauskopf - 7 years ago
cool
Zde1991
Zde1991 - 7 years ago
He said he's a straight A student lol
nik
nik - 7 years ago
this kid looks like someone who'd come right out of rocket power.
Mr. Mick Mack
Mr. Mick Mack - 7 years ago
oh shit! he has a b in history! im surprised hes still alive
Jason Mai
Jason Mai - 7 years ago
gg.
Ryan Brewster
Ryan Brewster - 7 years ago
sick!
yvg
yvg - 7 years ago
he's cute..
yvg
yvg - 7 years ago
he's cute
Alex Lee
Alex Lee - 7 years ago
johnny tsunami

20. comment for 14-Yr-Old Surfing Prodigy: Kanoa Igarashi

Hugh Chen
Hugh Chen - 7 years ago
Johny Tsunami!!
marshy316
marshy316 - 7 years ago
and hes better at golf than me
Quint Bromley
Quint Bromley - 7 years ago
Super cool kid. Top 10 future.
furkan
furkan - 7 years ago
Otto from Rocket Power is a way better
furkan
furkan - 7 years ago
Otto from Rocket Power is a way better.
HomingSword
HomingSword - 7 years ago
Dat racism.
Syd Sayles
Syd Sayles - 7 years ago
nice house
xxyanlixx
xxyanlixx - 7 years ago
what about school little man?
8MoneyIzmyMission8
8MoneyIzmyMission8 - 7 years ago
The guy has an incredible life. A prodigy, lives near a beach, family is loaded(million+ dollar house with four cars in front), smart student, dedicated support from both parents(not pushy at least from video perspective). When he goes to high school he's going to have the pick of girls there(and since it's Cali it means bunch of super cute rich daddy's girls).
National Pornographic
National Pornographic - 7 years ago
Surfing is cheap, $400? or maybe a little more and you got a board for years, so don't say money is an issue here because it's time you spend in the water, stop being jealous and get out there, fatties :)

30. comment for 14-Yr-Old Surfing Prodigy: Kanoa Igarashi

Ashley Reilly
Ashley Reilly - 7 years ago
You allready have made it mate, and your Still young.
spide Cooper
spide Cooper - 7 years ago
Good luck man
Mohammed Thiab
Mohammed Thiab - 7 years ago
Its all easy when you have the money
Mohammed Thiab
Mohammed Thiab - 7 years ago
It all easy when you have the money
Jose Canales
Jose Canales - 7 years ago
that's a nice house
TehPuddles
TehPuddles - 7 years ago
4:45 if he would of waited 3 more seconds he probably would of knocked out that driver hahahah
Fordtrucksown
Fordtrucksown - 7 years ago
Throwing prodigy in the title causes more people to click on it. Hence the reason both of us are here... =/
dan pasvalozki
dan pasvalozki - 7 years ago
There's a difference between bring a prodigy and being good at something.
94mrlazy
94mrlazy - 7 years ago
his dad is loaded
Caleb Brown
Caleb Brown - 7 years ago
Johnny Tsunami right here
Nick Francis
Nick Francis - 7 years ago
so you love travelling and you love surfing... you must love couch surfing
John Smith
John Smith - 7 years ago
Do a prodigy on Lil Demon.
Amber Carr
Amber Carr - 7 years ago
bundoran, donegal , best surfing beach in world
YoutberUser1212
YoutberUser1212 - 7 years ago
@4:45 does he almost hit that tractor with that golf ball or is it just me?
Nick0Hero21
Nick0Hero21 - 7 years ago
Japanese...
Dominik Sublime
Dominik Sublime - 7 years ago
where does he live
ken moon
ken moon - 7 years ago
OMG! it is Johnny Tsunami!!!! the real life version.. haha life complete lol
Kiyo Lopez
Kiyo Lopez - 7 years ago
Johnny tsunami bwahahaha!!!
Flex Invertz
Flex Invertz - 7 years ago
i would say that MY biggest fear for him right now is to get eaten by a shark.. 5:34
hildrethbabyy
hildrethbabyy - 7 years ago
his life is just awesome

50. comment for 14-Yr-Old Surfing Prodigy: Kanoa Igarashi

Parsia Vazirnia
Parsia Vazirnia - 7 years ago
Mark Foo Reincarnated lol
DenisMS
DenisMS - 7 years ago
I dont understand this kid
bongmistt
bongmistt - 7 years ago
So this guy is the singer of Prodigy? That's cool :)
Cameron Warnick
Cameron Warnick - 7 years ago
suddenly... SHARK
Mark Walker
Mark Walker - 7 years ago
damn why are Japanese and Chinese soo good at everything lol even surfing now!!!lol wats next?
truefrompg
truefrompg - 7 years ago
Full Japanese. raised in US with a Hawaiian name.
johnowow
johnowow - 7 years ago
Wow his house. Such a successful family. Kudos to him.
MysticMagicks
MysticMagicks - 7 years ago
I've seen him surf at my homebreak a few times! This kid makes the most out of any surf out there!
Jacques Star
Jacques Star - 7 years ago
As a former surf instructor, I'm very, very stoked for this kid and I wish him all the best.
Mill Gevaro
Mill Gevaro - 7 years ago
i wouldve been a prodigy too...if i didnt grow up poor at the freezing northsea and 20hours of sun a year. goddamn hawaiians dont even know what the real world is like. its like 98 percent ghetto out here.
MrGarullo
MrGarullo - 7 years ago
2 words: Jack Robinson
Sue Basile
Sue Basile - 7 years ago
2 people are haters
Deb Borges
Deb Borges - 7 years ago
Amazingly gifted, driven, determined. At the young age of 14 he has accomplished what most adults are still striving to achieve. Best of luck to you Kanoa! :)
Connor Belcher
Connor Belcher - 7 years ago
he's got SICK hair!!
superchanneljim
superchanneljim - 7 years ago
Solid, good luck to this kid.
supermariiio
supermariiio - 7 years ago
Very cool life this guy lives. I like how he is mature enough to remember to play golf to calm down and focus on other than surfing. And such, this kid is quite mature and seems to take care of him self and chill out, sounds like a great boy!
Manuel Cañizares Guerrero
Manuel Cañizares Guerrero - 7 years ago
Not just a great surfer, but also an A student. Awesome kid
Chrisso
Chrisso - 7 years ago
This is all i thought of watching this. watch?v=45NGFJr8s34
Chrisso
Chrisso - 7 years ago
this is all i thought of watching this watch?v=45NGFJr8s34
Kanoa L
Kanoa L - 7 years ago
As a fellow surfer, I wish the best for his future.
ben barone
ben barone - 7 years ago
sweet
Dusan Pecic
Dusan Pecic - 7 years ago
What have I done with my life? FUCKING NOTHING!
youdontunderstand
youdontunderstand - 8 years ago
surfing parents give birth to a surfing kid! haha
Jayne O
Jayne O - 8 years ago
Kanoa you love travelling????!!!!!! better try couchsurfing!
CruzzioXT
CruzzioXT - 8 years ago
Level: Japanese.
Max Brunker
Max Brunker - 8 years ago
sick ur amazing
nfitz92691
nfitz92691 - 8 years ago
@hildebrand0704 he's from Huntington but his parents are japanese
killedbythedocter
killedbythedocter - 8 years ago
I'm 15 and I started surfing this summer... I can barley catch a wave, he can do fucking aerials no fair:(
Bento Brigade
Bento Brigade - 8 years ago
I had no idea France was a place to catch waves.
Kaz Uyesugi
Kaz Uyesugi - 8 years ago
so jellllyy
Joseph Munn
Joseph Munn - 8 years ago
He has a cool name
kTeachings
kTeachings - 8 years ago
I love this series. Kanoa is pretty amazing.
Channon Zuo
Channon Zuo - 8 years ago
cool
entschuldigung
entschuldigung - 8 years ago
"But I'm not sure if anyone really cares about history..." No truer words have ever been spoken.
aedmeig38
aedmeig38 - 8 years ago
surfing.... yeah....

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