They Got Next

We interrupt this issue to bring you a glimpse of the future. From a 13-year-old skateboarder who's already trademarked his name to a 14-year-old who surfs Pipeline with Kelly Slater, meet the stars of our 40th Anniversary cover.

Sep 20, 2007
Outside Magazine
Kalani David

   Photo: Photo by Robert Maxwell

The Triple Threat
Kalani David
In September, David's mug was broadcast to 91 million U.S. homes as part of Cartoon Network's Props special, which spotlighted kids with exceptional skills. David's talent? Take your pick. The North Shore, Oahu–based nine-year-old, who first hopped on a surfboard at just 13 months, is a surfing, skateboarding, and motocross phenom. Last summer, he trained with pro skaters Danny Way and Bob Burnquist in Southern California to prepare for a Summer X Games demo on a 14-foot vert ramp. "I know he's only nine and has a long road to get to the professional level," says Way, "but with his surfing and skating progressing so much over the past couple years, Kalani is going to bring a lot of excitement to both sports."

—Vanessa Pierce

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