We first caught wind of 12 year old Nathan Van Vuuren a few months back when we stumbled across an XLTV video of him SUP surfing in Cape Town and at his birth place of Hawaii. We were certainly impressed with his skills and how effortlessly he rides but when we saw a second XLTV video of Nathan, demonstrating how to do some SUP tricks that he has invented, we knew we had to share him with our Paddleboard followers.
Nathan Van Vuuren may only be 12 years old but he has been surfing with his dad (Ivan Van Vuuren, Coreban founder) since the age of two! The lad has so much confidence in the water and is completely at home on his board. Nate already has a bright future ahead of him and has even shaped his own Signature surfboards!
The two videos of Nathan on his Stand Up Paddleboard are embedded below this article, but it is the second where you will find him demonstrating his tricks, The Grail and The Funny Boy – both look ridiculously hard but Nathan nails them time and time again. Luckily for the likes of myself Nathan actually breaks the tricks down and explains how you can attempt them for yourself.
Let us know what you think of Nathan’s talents and will you be attempting the Funny Boy or the Grail next time you’re out?