Raised in Lahaina, Maui, Quiksilver‘s Clay Marzo is a crafty and an extremely talented surfer. Marzo was awarded “Maneuver of the Year” at the 2007 Surfer Poll Awards, “Waterman of the Year” in 2006 and became the NSSA Open Men’s National Champion in 2005. Among his many accomplishments, he was also the first surfer to receive two perfect 10’s in NSSA history and won the NSSA National title. Marzo was also a member of the Quiksilver “Young Guns” crew alongside surfers like Julian Wilson and Dane Reynolds in Quiksilver Young Guns II and III.
Check out a throwback with Episode 4 of “The World According to Clay”, an online series from 2011 featuring the talented Clay Marzo.
In December of 2007, he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome (a mild form of autism), but that hasn’t stopped him from shredding up and down the coasts. Additionally, Marzo helps out with Surfers Healing, an incredible program that originated in Malibu, California, that exposes children with autism to the life of surfing.
Clay Marzo is recognized as one of the best freesurfers in the world. Photo: Nate Lawrence/Facebook