Dylan Dean Wilcoxen
Dylan has been on a surfboard since his dad was standing him up on a longboard when he was still in diapers. He lives at Kandui Resort in arguably the best surfing region in the world, with lower than average crowds and lots of barrels. It will be interesting to see what this unique environment makes out of Dylan. Less urgency to find a good wave to surf and more time to just let style develop naturally may produce quite a surfer.
Dylan would like to become a professional surfer one day so he can travel the world, surf new waves, and make new friends. He's already a popular free surfer, but living in the remote Mentawai Islands makes it difficult for him to surf in contests. Dylan did well in the contests he surfed in pre Covid, placing 3rd or better in all of them, and he entered his first real contest at the age of 9 to surf against kids 16 years old. He won that event along with the 1st place prize money! Does this make him a pro at 9 years old? Ha.
Covid is over and Dylan can put on a jersey again. His story is a long way from being written.