Growing up on the North Shore grants a talented young surfer with the greatest of gifts … versatility. Noah Beschen has spent his childhood immersed in the waters of surfing’s most intense chunk of coastline, and it’s thanks to this fact he’s as at home taking on big Pipe and Teahupoo as he is hucking rotations on a playful beachbreak.

At only 16 years of age, Noah’s got a ways to go yet, but the future looks promising. Look real hard at the quality of his airs and charging and you may just be reminded of someone else who had a very similar upbringing on the North Shore and is now the most handsomely paid surfer on the planet