Groms, they are the future. They are the innovators, the game changers, and the one’s who will ultimately pick up the torch and sprint away with it. For this reason, we painstakingly dedicate a solid two months of our time and energy into devising the Hot 100 list, the definitive ranking of the world’s best surfers. Now, what you have here is a look into four groms, ranging from ages 11-16, that have all found their place on this list. And when you watch this edit, you’ll understand exactly why. Hawaii is a proving grounds that makes men of boys and boys of mini-groms. Now for Jake Marshall, Barron Mamiya, Nick Marshall, and Eli Hanneman, their futures are looking bright, and it’s not going to be hard for the current generation of surfers to pass the torch to such talented groms as these.