Name: Eric Taylor
Hometown: Vero Beach, Florida
Sponsors: Hurley, Arnette, Reef, Innerrhythm surfboards, ESA All-Star Team
Eric Taylor (E.T.) is yet another Floridian who’s been throwing his talent into the new tribe of contenders. I’ve talked quite a few times about the surfers at Sebastian Inlet, and Eric has continued to be one of the young eye-openers.
Now at the ripe age of sixteen, he’s showing plenty of signs of surfing maturity. E.T. hopes to someday make a living on the tour, or just by having fun and surfing. With plenty of travels under his belt at such a young age¿Hawai’i, California, Bahamas, Australia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Argentina, and Costa Rica¿he’s sure to be a serious threat both on the tour and off.
During the past couple years, I’ve had the chance to watch Eric surf his way to third in the NSSA Nationals at Trestles and second at the U.S. Championships last year in Oceanside, California. His crew includes Tom O’Brien, Justin Jones, Alek Parker, and the Ellingham brothers. This senior grom is sure to have a solid career ahead of him if he coninues on his current path. E.T.’s surfing speaks for itself and is sure to find him at the top of the ranks someday.¿Sean Slater