Progression: the future of surfing depends on it. And by the look of it, the next generation got the memo. Kai Hing, Jake Marshall, Barron Mamiya, and Hiroto Ohara are at the forefront of their respective age group, collectively pushing the level of youth surfing to a high it has never seen. On a recent run in Australia, the kids took to punchy beachbreaks and reinforced this reality. Their technicality speaks to their dedication. Their “go for broke” approach speaks to their age. And the edit above, well that will surely speak to an even younger generation to soon be carrying the torch.