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NUMBER 1 IS ONLY A SCROLL AWAY. Photo:Glaser
The first Hot 100 list appeared in a 1982 issue of SURFER. For more than 20 years now, it has been the definitive ranking of the world's best young surfers.
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1.
JAkeMarshall

encinitas, california 11.12.1998

1. JAKEMARSHALL

Many young surfers have the potential to make an impact on our sport, but none look more poised to do so than Jake Marshall. Raised on the rippable beachbreaks and reefs of San Diego’s North County, Jake has developed a solid base of smooth rail work as well as the kind of flair that few 14-year-old surfers can match. His progression is due in no small part to the numerous world-class talents in his neighborhood that have taught him a thing or two about tearing Seaside apart. “I see Rob Machado, Josh Kerr, Damien Hobgood, and Taylor Knox out all the time, and it’s really fun to surf with guys on that level,” says Jake. “I look at them and think, ‘That’s how I have to surf if I want to make the Tour one day.’ That really helps me push my limits.” Already, he’s had remarkable success in a jersey, including a recent win at the U.S. Surfing Championships at Lower Trestles. But while surf stardom seems inevitable for Jake, he’s still just a kid, and knows where his priorities should be. “I surf and try to improve all the time, but I still put a lot of emphasis on school,” says Jake. “I know that education is really important, and if surfing doesn’t work out, it’s always good to have a backup plan.”

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2.
griffincolapinto

san clemente, california 07.29.1998
Photo:Craig
3.
John
mel

santa cruz, california 10.18.1999
4.
finmcgill

sunset beach, hawaii 04.12.2000
Photo:Suitt / Photo:Childs
5.
SebastiAnwilliams

oaxaca, mexico 05.14.2000
Photo:Suitt
6.
kyuss
KING

byron bay, australia 09.06.2000
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Eleven of the Top 20 Groms made the list for the first time in 2013.
GROMS # 7-15
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Photo:Hurley
16.
sammy
pupo

são paulo, brazil 10.27.2000
17.
rileylaing

the entrance, australia 10.01.1998
Photo:Chisholm / Photo:Craig
18.
noamizuno

honolulu, hawaii 12.06.1998
Photo:Adams
19.
tommycoleman

vero beach, florida 01.31.2002
Photo:Rowland
20.
rylandrubens

la jolla, california 10.12.1999
That's all for the Groms list.
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