Threat: Tanner Strohmenger

Full Name: Tanner Kennet Strohmenger
Age: 18
Hometown: Deerfield Beach, Florida
Sponsors: Quiksilver, Electric, Island Water Sports, Freak, Reef, Sharp Eye Surfboards
Homebreak: Deerfield Pier
Favorite Surfer: Kelly Slater
Motto: "It's all about how you justify it"

Tanner Strohmenger, South Beach, Miami. Photo: Chris Wilson

Describe yourself in one word: Impossible

Would you rather score a magazine cover or win a six-star prime? Six-star prime in good waves

What is surfing to you? An outlet and a gift

Favorite board dimensions? 5'10" x 18.5" x 2.2"

What is the best way to progress your surfing? Visualizing different maneuvers and body positioning can help

What's one of your guilty pleasures? Cougars

What is your most prized possession? Memories of my mom

What is your greatest fear? Frogs

What song do you want to hear before you paddle out? "Till I Collapse," by Eminem

Your proudest moment in life? Buying my truck with my own cash

Last time you cried? Couple of days ago

Outside of surfing, what do you love? Fishing, sports and board games

Most underrated surfer? Matthew McConaughey

If you were to start a business, what would you sell? Açaí bowls in Florida -- can't believe nobody's done it yet

Favorite non-surf film? Happy Gilmore

Why are drugs bad? There is never anything to gain from them; they just ruin shit

Best text message ever received? "The kids are at school, come over ;)"

Dream sponsor? Louis Vuitton

Does home schooling work? Not for most

Blondes or Brunettes? I prefer an elusive ginger

Dane or Kelly? Kelly

Best book you've ever read? Harry Potter; I read all of them twice