Team Daphne's

Kulia Doherty, 16, Regular

HOME BREAK: Lahaina Harbor, Maui

BORN / LIVES: Wailuku, HI / San Clemente, CA

EAR CANDY:

Black Keys, Mac Miller, and The Misfits.

SPONSORS:

Daphne’s, FCS, Dakine, Bubble Gum Surf Wax, NK Surfboards, Marko Foam, SurfCo.

2012 Achievements

Coming Soon!

ICON

My favorite surfer is Chippa Wilson. He lands crazy airs, I’m surprised he’s not pro.

FORCAST:

In the next few years I’d like to see myself training real hard to stay/get at the highest  level of professional surfing and traveling everywhere and just having fun on tour.

GRINDS:

It’s important to eat healthy to be able to stay active and surf longer, not get overly tired. It’s also good to eat healthy to have a longer and stronger life.

Meah Collins, 13, Regular

HOME BREAK: 54th Street, Huntington Beach Pier

BORN / LIVES: Newport Beach, CA

EAR CANDY:

Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé, Jack Johnson

SPONSORS:

Daphne’s, DaKine, Richie Collins Surfboards, Future Fins, M&M Surfboard Cuts, Roxy, Waxy Wax, TK's Froghouse

2012 Achievements

3rd Place - ASP Pro Jr., Sunset Beach, HI 1st Place - US Champ U 14 3rd Place - US Champ U 16

ICON:

My favorite surfers are my dad, Kelly, Carissa, Stephanie, Coco, Laura, and all the other girls who rip! I think they all have unique talents that contribute to my advancement in surfing.

FORECAST:

I would like to continue to surf on the tour and go on trips where I can learn to surf from the best -- and hopefully become one of the best!

GRINDS:

I think it’s important to eat good, healthy food so that I can make it through a long day of multiple heats and/or surf sessions. Not only does healthy food taste better, but I feel a lot better when I eat well. Daphne’s food is also quick and easy to take on trips and to contests. (And my whole family enjoys it!)

Tia Blanco, 15, Goofy

HOME BREAK: Lowers

BORN / LIVES: Puerto Rico / San Clemente, CA

EAR CANDY:

Anuhea, The Wheeland Brothers, Flight Facilities

SPONSORS:

Daphne’s, Volcom, Ransom Wax, KM Boards, Giving Beads, Zionic, Tonic, Hawaii Red Dragon Photography

2012 Achievements

2012 NSSA State Champion for High School Girls

ICON:

I'm really inspired by Lakey Peterson and Bobby Martinez. They have really good style and I'm currently working with Mike Lamm who used to coach them.

FORECAST:

To perfect my turns and use more power. Kelly told me I need to bend my knees more. I’d also like to learn more contest strategies. (Kelly?!)

GRINDS:

I was born and raised a vegetarian so I’ve eaten healthy all my life. My parents have always stressed that eating healthy keeps your mind, body and soul strong. It can be challenging to find a restaurant with tasty vegetarian food, so I’m really stoked we have a Daphne’s in our neighborhood.

Jake Davis, 16, Regular

Born / Lives: Capo Beach, CA

SPONSORS:

Daphne’s, O’Neill, Filtrate Eyewear, Robert Weiner Surf Designs, Sex Wax, Carver Skateboards, R.O.K. Skate/Surf Shop

2012 Achievements

Coming Soon!

Corey Colapinto, 15, Goofy

HOME BREAK: Lowers

BORN / LIVES: Oahu, HI / San Clemente, CA

EAR CANDY:

Cut Copy, Future Islands, Calvin Harris

SPONSORS:

Daphne’s, Vans, Von Zipper, Grombomb Healthy, Future Fins, Rick Rock Surfboards

2012 Achievements:

4th Place - Surfing America Prime at DMJs
3rd Place - Volcom Contest at Huntington Beach

ICON:

Definitely any of the Gudauskas brothers. They rip so hard and are always so amped to surf. I have never seen one of them not happy.

GRINDS:

If you don’t eat healthy, you can easily get sick and miss out on an epic swell -- it’s happened to me before! Eating healthy can make a huge difference to young surfers because they’ll have the energy to surf all day and really improve their skills with extended sessions.

Griffin Colapinto, 14, Regular

HOME BREAK: Lowers

BORN / LIVES: Mission Viejo, CA / San Clemente, CA

SPONSORS:

Daphne’s, Billabong, DC, Sex Wax, Von Zipper, Lost Surfboards, In Case

2012 Achievements

4th Place - Belmar Fins Junior Pro U20 Competition at Belmar Beach, NJ
2nd Place - US Championships Competition at Lower Trestles, San Clemente, CA

ICON:

I really like Parko’s power. He is one of my favorite surfers because he is smooth and fun to watch.

FORECAST:

I want to be able to complete radical maneuvers on my first turn and work on surfing with more power. I think it is important to focus on the basics too so I want to be able too do airs and power carves.

GRINDS:

What you eat is as important as what you do. My parents always make sure I am staying hydrated and eating the right foods to stay healthy.

Josh Benjoya, 17, Goofy

HOME BREAK: Salt Creek, CA

BORN / LIVES: Laguna Beach, CA / Dana Point, CA

SPONSORS:

Daphne’s, Hurley, Infinity Surfboards, VonZipper, Famous Surf Accessories

2012 Achievements

4th Place - Surfing America Prime at T-street, Boys U18
3rd Place - NSSA Open Mens Division at Seaside Reef
1st Place - WSA boys U18 Division at Salt Creek
3rd Place - VQS Juniors Division at River Jetties
5th Place - VQS Juniors Division at Ponto

ICON:

My favorite surfer is Rob Machado because he has a great style and is goofy foot. He rips really hard and travels the world surfing the best waves and getting barreled out of his mind. Pretty much what I dream of doing when I get older...

FORECAST:

I want to push my surfing in the next few years by trying to teach myself to read waves better. I also want to be able to ride my waves with a better flow and keep my speed. Finally, I want to get better at hitting the first section of a wave more vertically and with more power.

GRINDS:

Being an athlete, healthy food helps a lot. You can go do things after a big meal feeling energized and ready. It also helps to prevent many diseases and heart attacks in old age.

COLT WARD, 15, GOOFY

HOME BREAK: LOWERS

BORN / LIVES: SAN CLEMENTE, CA / SAN CLEMENTE, CA

EAR CANDY:

I pretty much like any kind of music except country but I don’t really have a favorite artist

SPONSORS:

Daphne’s, O’Neill, Oakley, Creatures of Leisure, lost surfboards and Grombomb!

2012 Achievements

2nd Place - USA Championships 2012
2nd Place - Open Men's NSSA West Coast Championships 2012
1st Place - Surfing America Prime Series DMJ's U16
2nd Place - Surfing America Prime Series Churches U18
2nd Place - NSSA Open HB Pier Junior Men’s
1st Place - Surfing America Prime Series T-Street U16
2nd Place - Surfing America Prime Series Steamers Lane – U16

ICON:

My favorite surfers are Jordy Smith and Julian Wilson. I love the way they surf and their style is amazing. They surf insane in pretty much every condition and they really push the limits in surfing.

FORECAST:

I want to improve my contest surfing by making more finals. I would like to travel the world because I think traveling boosts your surfing in many ways. I really want to land a rodeo flip.

GRINDS:

Healthy, quick, and tasty food is very important in life. Kids should eat healthy because it keeps you strong and focused to succeed in life. I love food with lots of flavor and Daphnes has it. See you there!