Selecting the top 50 surfers age 18 and under in Hawaii proved to be grueling. At the outset, we at Freesurf created a subjective judging criteria: contest results, freesurfing capabilities, how well the surfer charges big waves, exposure in media, professionality, and future potential. With the help of outside input from Hawaii team coaches and contest coordinators, we then sequestered ourselves inside the office until a list could be unanimously agreed upon. There were debates, there were investigative reports, and there were decisive opinions. Though the following pages are indeed a ranking of junior boys, groms, and girls, the feature serves as much more than a list. It is also glimpse, a prediction, a hope as to what the future of Hawaii’s talent holds. These are the chosen.