Dege O’Connell is yet another prime example of the depth of talent on Maui. With an impressive list of big names like Walsh, Payne, and Marzo coming out of this small island, as well as a couple recent additions in Layer and Meola, it’s hard to believe that Maui has even more surfers we’ll be hearing about in the future.
Currently residing in Hana, on the isle’s North Shore, Dege O’Connell has a variety of big and small waves to choose from. Here’s Dege’s highlight reel from the last 12 or so months, filmed at home, with a few trips to Oahu, Indo, and Mexico thrown in.
His buddy Matt Meola posted the clip on his blog with following caption, “This is why I’m investing some of my Innersection winnings into taking him on a trip. When people realize how good he is and [he] starts making bank, he’ll hit me back.” Now that’s what friends are for.