Giorgio Gomez at Steamer Lane | Santa Cruz Paddlefest 2016

Whether simply a product of good genes or a skill set acquired during countless hours of pushing each other to the limit,  when it comes to SUP surfing, the Gomez siblings have it all sorted. While 16-year-old Izzi continues to set the world on fire–racking up wins and two world championships on the women’s tour–her brother Gio hasn’t done so bad himself.

Poised for a big 2016, the long-haired Floridian started the year off right with a big win in the surf competition at the Santa Cruz Paddlefest last month. In this video, we get a glimpse of Gio’s performance that helped him top fellow SUP shredders Brandon Rambo and Mo Freitas to claim the crown. Pinning torque-laden turns while maintaining his classic free-flowing style, Gomez put on a clinic at The Lane.

Highlights and recap from the 2015 30th annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest.

For more footage of Giorgio in action.

Incredible SUP shredding from his sister, Izzi.