Name: Alek ParkerAge: 16Height: 5’9″ Weight: 135 lbs.Hometown: Melbourne Beach, FloridaSponsors: O’Neill, Reef, Legend Eyewear, Clive Backpacks, Timmy Patterson Surfboards, and Ocean & Earth.
There’s been quite a bit of talk about this young surfer from Florida. At just sixteen years of age, Alek’s already utilized his ten years of surfing experience to develop a strong, powerful style with a mixture of the new age of flight. This summer at the NSSA Nationals at Lower Trestles in Southern California, Alek placed second in the open junior division and is looking to test his talent on the WQS in the near future.
Growing up in Melbourne Beach, Florida, Alek’s always been a standout in the talented local Sebastian Inlet field of kids who surf there religiously-he definitely holds his own. Alek prefers the more powerful style of surfing that include two of his favorites-Tom Curren and Taylor Knox, who’ve been influential in the way he looks at good surfing. His travels include Barbados, Mentawais, and his favorite place to date-the Bahamas.With a promising career firmly planted with the support of people who are close to him, a good attitude, and an open mind, could all be ingredients for another East Coaster with amazing talent to climb the ranks of the WCT.-Sean Slater