Name: Stefan Woliczko
Weight: 185 lbs.
Hometown: Santa Cruz, California
Sponsors: Goin surfboards, Sessions, Xcel, Pacific Wave Surf Shop, Electric
Stefan, a.k.a. “Leechy,” is kinda quiet and humble on land, but when he’s in the water, he lets his surfing speak for itself. Stefan’s the next goofy-foot power surfer to come out of S.C., and he likes to displace abnormal amounts of water when he connects with the lip. Leechy grew up surfing the west side with guys like Randy Bonds and Osh Bartlett. When those three are out pushing each other at Middle Peak lefts, shit goes down!
I’ve been watching Stefan surf for about five years, and I’d say he’s one of the best backsiders in Santa Cruz right now. He’s also part of the up-and-coming air brigade emerging out of S.C.-it’s not uncommon to see him bust multiple variations of airs in one session. Most importantly, Stefan is a rad guy with a great attitude, so he has a lot going for him. Keep on the lookout for Leechy, he’s gonna be busting out this year.-Nelly