By Jake Howard
In or out of the water, 12-year-old Koa Morehead is a grom on the move. Whether it’s ripping Lowers with friends and family or hitting a local skatepark, Koa’s brimming with enthusiasm and the talent to match.
And while Koa, who hails from San Clemente, loves scoring when the waves are pumping, he’s most recently been focusing his competitive energies on skateboarding. Competing in the California Amateur Skateboard League—sometimes called the Little League of skateboarding—Koa’s amassed quite a resume.
A force in the 8- to 12-year-old division, Koa this year finished the season ranked first overall in the park/mini ramp division, as well as first in the vert/bowl division.
Koa finished the season with a total of 14 wins to his credit and capped off a stellar season in the final event of the year at the Volcom Outdoor Skatepark. There, Koa took first in Park, Bowl and Street—accomplishing a goal of not just concentrating on one particular event but winning in all three categories.
And when he’s not rolling around on a skateboard or logging water time at Lowers, you may find Koa diving into his other passions, including golf, snowboarding and fishing. Whatever he’s up to, keep an eye on Koa; he’s going places.
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