Deano in STAB magazine

Judged by Dane Reynolds, Craig Anderson, Jeremy Flores and a Quiksilver panel, round one of 2015’s King Of The Groms is an Instagram-based format with three disciplines: #KingOfTheAir, #KingOfTheRail and #KingOfTheCombo. Surfers must enter all three categories, posting one-wave clips for each and accompanying the # with @quiksilver and #KingOfTheGroms. So far, there’s been some amazing entries. And, Stab did some digging to elevate some of the most impressive so far…

Dean Vandewalle is a 13-year-old originally from Ghent, Belgium, now living in Costa Rica. How about that? And, his eyesight is terrible, so he surfs in specialty prescription eyewear. He really goes in on some big sections for his #kingofthecombo entry. Watch it, and his others, here.

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