Presented by @mokuleleairlines: @lukeheflin has a secret. And it doesn’t matter how frequently you ask or how you pose the question, either way the 13-year-old will remain tight lipped about the whereabouts of his Secret Surf Spot. The only hints the San Clemente native provides is that to get there, it “requires 4 wheel drive”, is “north of Kona” and is “a super fun, super private shallow spot with some parts that are sketchy.” What isn’t a secret across the Big Island is Luke’s surfing prowess, put on display at places like Banyans (and his Secret Spot): dropping from the sky with no rail grab. Hunting clean sections for blasting carves. Speeding up wedging ramps. Pretending that the razor sharp reef below is nothing but a bed of pillows.
Also contributing to his local lore, other than the visual aesthetic, is a stamp of approval earned from big wave and waterman icon @shanedorian. “At a recent Keiki Classic, he told me I was charging and that I did really good,” Luke says, sounding as though his brain is moving too fast for his mouth to keep up. “He posted a picture on his Instagram of me on a wave. That made my day!” While we could ask Shane to pull the exact location of Secret Spot out of Luke, we decided to let it rest and ask the grom other questions. Full article in bio link! #freesurfmag #stillfree 📷 @jersurf77