To anyone who knows the guy, or to any one who has seen him surf for that matter, it comes as no suprise; but Nat Young has officially made the World Tour for 2013 and we couldn’t be more stoked for him! There isn’t a guy who has put in more work, or deserves this more than Natty, and let me tell you, big things are to come from this kid. For one, Nat hates to loose. Let me repeat that, Nat freakin hates to loose. You want to play a friendly game of backgammon in Indo with Nat, he’s giving you the death stare the whole time. Looking to shoot hoops on the North Shore, Natty’s throwin bows and looking to swat every shot you attempt. The guy is a fierce competitor and it shows in his Junior and WQS Careers, earning multiple titles and event wins as he’s climbed the rankings. If that isn’t enough to convince you to save a spot on your fantasy team for him, the kid’s backhand is some of the tightest, best surfing you are going to see on tour: mixed with a new school arial approach that holds its own with his peers. The kid from Santa Cruz has a fire burning in him, a fire to do proud by his town, a fire to prove that his name deserves to be up there with the best, a fire to go out and dominate guys on tour. My bet, rookie of the year, and a major force on tour for years to come.