Birthday: December 12, 1991 Hometown: Paarl, South Africa Stance: Regular Sponsors: O’Neill, Von Zipper, and DaKine Results: 5th: 2008 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge ($3,500) 2nd: 2008 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Qualifier South Africa 33rd: 2008 Billabong ASP World Junior Championships
A deserved qualifier for the 2008 Oakley Global Challenge, Nick Godfrey’s resume is a list of domestic dominance: The Under 16 winner of 2007 Billabong Junior Series in South Africa, Under 16 and Under 20 winner of 2008 Quiksilver King of the Groms in Cape Town, and runner-up at the ’08 Oakley Pro Junior South Africa. The South African Junior champion’s surfing exhibits both maturity and diversity. Well versed in clean, rail-to-rail surfing, Godfrey’s also more than capable of flying with the best of them, possessing a full-on aerial repertoire. Along with Shaun Joubert and Rudy Palmbloom, he’s considered to be an integral component in South Africa’s next-generation movement.