Kolohe Andino was the next big thing. Remember that? He spent his youth winning just about everything surf event he could, then stepped into the big pool with lofty aspirations and a shitload of expectations. His first few years didn’t measure up, and he quickly became the focus of a whole lot of armchair critics’ internet vitriol. But last year, he flipped a switch and, come January, found himself at number four in the world.
And while he’s currently out of the Snapper event (he lost to Italo Ferreira in the fifth round), he’s looking tack sharp. His campaign this year comes on the back of a few great months of preparation: surfing around home, in Baja, and up to Seal Beach… and most importantly, surfing A LOT.