If you have been scouting the latest Maui surf prospects, then there is no doubt you would have come across the burly dirty blonde natural footer, Cody Young. Hailing from the northern coast of the Valley Isle, Cody has been a product of the Maui surf machine following the likes of Ian Walsh, Albee Layer, Matt Meola and many other ‘Maui built’ surf stars.
Most recently, Cody was selected for the distinguished Hawaii Surf Team, where he traveled to Salinas, Ecuador to compete in the ISA World Junior Championships. Although a fresh rookie at an unfamiliar location, Cody proved that his skills were no joke. With a strong, mature build unique to most 16 & under surfers, Cody used raw power to throw plenty of water out the back, gaining the judges attention early on.
Making numerous qualifying heats throughout the grueling 8-day contest, Cody’s performance helped the Hawaii Surf Team take the overall team gold medal. With rookie year gold already under his belt, who knows what kind of bright future is in store for Cody Young.
instagram – @cody_young_
Age – 15 years
Hometown – Makawao, Maui
School – King Kekaulike High School
Favorite subject – English and Graphic Design
Homebreak – Ho’okipa, North Maui
Favorite board dimensions – 5’11” x 18 5/16” x 2 1/4” Kazuma Milkman
Favorite fins – Dusty Payne mediums (kinetic racing)
Deck pad or no? – Yes deck pad! Dakine deckpad!
Favorite maneuver – Barrels
Job besides surfing, what would it be – Professional kendama player
Favorite type of music – Classic rock like Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix
Favorite movie – “Finding Nemo”
Favorite surf movie – “Campaign 2”
Hobbies – spearfishing, dirt biking and eating
Girlfriend – no, not yet
Best individual result in competition – 4th at USA Championships at Trestles, 2nd at NSSA Regionals at Kewalos
Favorite surfer of all time – Buttons Kaluhiokalani
Favorite surfer currently on the WCT – All the Hawaiians, Seabass, JJF, Freddy P
Favorite female surfer – Paige Alms
Favorite female surfer on the WCT – Malia Manuel
Future goals – Paddle in to Jaws and win a national title
Favorite food – The Hawaiian Power Bar (spam musubi)
Biggest role model – Nakoa Decoite because he’s a good person and he charges!
Something about you that no one really knows – I have dual citizenship in Canada & USA
Siblings – I have a 10-year-old little brother who likes to surf also, he’ll be ripping up the ranks soon.
What would you do with a million dollars –
I’d take all my friends on a boat trip to the Mentawais, surf our brains out then fly to Whistler, Canada and take a private helicopter snowboarding to all the best untouched peaks in the backcountry. Then go to NY and climb the statue of liberty, then bungi jump off of it. Then with whatever is left, invest in some good stocks so I could live like that forever.