Hometown: Lahaina, Hawaii
D.O.B: 29th July 1998
Height: 5' 11"
Fast, determined, technically adept and fearless, Eli Hanneman seems to have the world at his feet when it comes to surfing.
As well as impressing plenty of good judges with his freesurfing ability, he's already rubbing shoulders with the senior pros on the WSL Tour.
On the junior tour Eli took second place at the 2017 Pipe Junior Pro in March, beating fellow Hawaiian junior heavyweights Finn McGill and Cody Young in the final.
"My long-term goal is to be a pro surfer, for sure, but I don't want to get ahead of myself and focus on winning a World Title," says Eli, "because if you try to set your goals too high, and just overlook everything going on now, then everything can pass you by and you don't even realise it."
Hailing from Lahaina, Maui, Eli started skating at four years old and at five his father started taking him surfing. By seven he was really hooked, and he also still tries to skate at least four times a week, even if it's only for half an hour.