The NSSA/TransWorld Surfer Of The Month(s)

The NSSA/TransWorld SURF Surfer Of The MonthTravis Mellem takes the honors for November and December.


Travis Mellem
Age: 16
School: San Clemente High School
Sponsors: No Fear, Oakley, Becker, Jayde, Allyco, Body Glove, Sticky Bumps, and Surf One
Height: 5’3″
Weight: 125lbs.
Favorite Food: SC Cafe “Country Mix”
Favorite Movie: Momentum
Favrite Surf Wax: Sicky Bumps
Favorite NBA Team: Lakers
Favorite NSSA Surfer: Alex Gray
Favorite Pro Surfer: CJ Hobgood
Board: Becker shaped by Matt Calvani
Size 5’8″
wide 16 1/4inches
thick 1 7/8inches

The season’s halfway through and the surfers expected to be contenders are doing their job. Travis Mellem’s one of them. It’s safe to say Travis is in the ranks of an amateur surper hero and not stopping for anyone or anything. Since we are combining both November and December for the Surfer of the Month, Travis is the man. He had two victories and didn’t have lower than a 2nd placing for both months. So congratulations Travis, keep up the good work.

Travis stats for November:
2nd place in the Open Mens division of the November Open at San Clemente State Park.
1st place in the Explorer Juniors division of the November Explorer at Church Beach.


Travis stats for December:
1st place in the Open Mens division in the double rated December Open at Church Beach.
2nd place in the Explorer Juniors division of the December Explorer at Oceanside South Jetty.

Travis is currently rated 1st in the prestigious Southwest Open Mensdivision with nearly a 1,200 point lead over 2nd rated Dane Reynolds. What’s even more impressive is this is first year in the Mens division. He’s currently rated 2nd to Brett Simpson in the Explorer Juniors division trailing Simpson by a mere 55 points.