Weight: 125 lbs.
Hometown: Hana, Maui, Hawai’i
Sponsors: Quiksilver, Dragon, Hi-Tech, Osiris, FCS
Ola Elogram is Maui’s next prodigy in the making. On the east side of Maui, where he grew up, the waves are great and plentiful. “I usually just surf with Hank Gaskel and my brother Benel,” Ola says. “The crowds aren’t even that bad, and you always go out and find some good waves somewhere.” This young regular-foot is known for his huge snaps off the top, and he loves to get barreled. Earlier this winter, Ola qualified for one of four spots on the 2002 Hawai’i Junior World Team. This year’s competition will be held in Durban, South Africa, where they’ll compete against the globe’s best competitors. Ola will be sure to continue to blow doors and plans on competing as much as he can under the solid supervision of Coach and Dragon Team Manager Dave Riddle.-Jason Shibata