Ever heard of Felipe Hernandez? Maybe you recall the name from the 2015 ISA World SUP Championship in Sayulita, when he narrowly lost to Sean Poynter in the final while representing his hometown of Mexico. Or maybe you haven’t heard of him at all, and really, that’s neither here nor there. Share a couple waves with Mr. Hernandez in the above video, get acquainted with his with uncanny small-wave charisma and you’ll soon understand why this underground Sayulita shredder should be on your radar.

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