Kiama’s, Aaron Cox, lays concrete for a crust and hunts swells around the globe for thrills. Last year, the 19-year old lived by the whim of the charts between jobs and chased swells to Fiji (three times), Shipsterns and Tahiti. “I didn’t really miss a swell last year,” he likes to boast. Asked if he’s ready to down tools and jump on a plane this year, Aaron doesn’t hesitate with his reply. “Yep, constantly checking the charts, haha.” Check out his highlight reel from a big 2018. Make sure you hang in there for his final takeoff at Teahupoo.