By Andrea Swayne
Myles Biggs, 11, has gone from beginner to ripper in the two years since deciding to become a surfer. “I got my first board from my friend David Economos. He sold me a used Town & Country for like $40. It was a 4’8″ and I learned by watching other people and just going out every day,” he said. Now in fifth grade at Concordia Elementary School, Myles is looking forward to trying out for the Shorecliffs Middle School surf team next year and is hard at word to make sure his surfing is up to the challenge.
Not only a hard worker in the lineup, at school he earns all ‘3s’ and ‘4s’ (on a 1-4 scale, 4 being the best) and wants to pursue both surfing and college after high school.
“Besides being a pro surfer, I’d like to be a teacher, not just so I can get the summers off, but because I want to make a difference in people’s lives, and also because my mom’s a teacher and she really enjoys it,” Myles said.
He has been surfing in Western Surfing Association and Soul Surf series events as well as local contests such as the Stoke-o-Rama. Now ranked No. 14 among a field of 64 in WSA Boys U12 competition, he says he owes his surfing success to more than his own dedication.
“I’d like to give a shout out to Cole surfboards for making me the best board. It works super good and has helped me so much in contests. He’s such a nice guy and a great shaper.” Myles said. “And I want to thank my mom and dad for taking me to the beach every day, taking me to contests and helping me out in surfing and everything else. They are the kindest, best parents ever. I’m super grateful and lucky to have them.”