Birthday: August 24, 1988 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA Stance: Regular Sponsors: Analog clothing, Anon eyewear, Pro Lite accessories, DSC and Huntington Surf & Sport Results: 9th: 2008 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge ($2,500) 2nd: 2008 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Qualifier US
There was a point in time when a kid from Huntington Beach wouldn’t have been considered a dark horse, but with talent-levels exploding around the world the hot beds of old are being somewhat overshadowed by the more exotic playgrounds of today. And while it’s true up until this point Jason Harris has gone about his business with relatively little fanfare, however you want to label the powerful regular-footer from Surf City U.S.A., he arrived on the cobblestone point at Lower Trestles for the Southern California swing of Oakley Pro Junior circuit in 2008, and took some fools out. In all-time south-swell conditions, emerging from a pack of some of the Western Hemisphere’s most prolific up-and-comers, he took the second step on the podium, thus earning his place—and plane ticket—to Bali last summer for the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge. In Bali he locked in a more than respectable equal ninth finish, thus cementing his position as a man on the move.