Island Water Sports Team Riders, Ava McGowan and Sterling Makish were chosen this month for the 2018 Olympic National Developmental Surf Team 🇺🇸 This organization was made “To recognize and develop the top Junior Surfers in America. USA Surfing seeks to work with regional Surfing Associations to identify and develop these young athletes through this Developmental Surf Team Program.

The goal of the developmental team is to prepare them for what is to come and groom them for the National Olympic Training Team and potentially the Olympics! 

“USA Surfing seeks to work with regional Surfing Associations to identify and develop these young athletes through this Developmental Surf Team Program. The Team is a unique and special opportunity for these young talented surfers now but also holds the potential for the natural progression into the Next level of the National Junior Surf Team. Beyond that, the Dream is even bigger as for the best the potential is now in place for access to be selected to the National Olympic Training Surf Team and potentially the Olympics! Welcome young rippers! Dream BIG!” –SurfingAmerica.org

Official Selections to the 2018 Developmental Surf Team:

⭐️Boys:

  • Tex Mitchell
  • Hayden Rodgers
  • Lucas Owston
  • Dane Matson
  • Cole McCaffery
  • Ian Appling
  • Ryan Huckabee
  • Robbie Goodwin
  • Sterling Makish
  • Owen Moss

⭐️Girls:

  • Makena Burke
  • Ella McCaffrey
  • Sawyer Lindblad
  • Caitlin Simmers
  • Noah Lia Clapp
  • Maddy Garlough
  • Audrey Presti
  • Zoe Benedetto
  • Ava McGowan

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We are so proud of Ava and Sterling and excited for this new opportunity. The potential of this young team is incredible as they move forward toward the 2020 Olympics in Japan.

Island Water Sports Team Riders, Ava McGowan and Sterling Makesh 2018 National Developmental Surf Team

Sterling Makesh

Island Water Sports Team Riders, Ava McGowan and Sterling Makesh 2018 National Developmental Surf Team

Ava McGowan

Island Water Sports Team Riders, Ava McGowan and Sterling Makesh 2018 National Developmental Surf Team

Island Water Sports Team Riders, Sterling Makesh (left) and Ava McGowan (right)