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Eli Hanneman: Faith, Family, and Surfing.

Updated: Nov 11, 2023


Here is the current word in the world of professional surfing. Exciting news has been buzzing around as Eli Hanneman, hailing from the beautiful town of Lahaina, Maui, who has secured his spot in the World Surf League (WSL) for the upcoming 2024 season. With an exceptional talent, a supportive family, and an unwavering passion for surfing, Eli's recent achievements, including winning the US Open in Huntington Beach and showcasing his skills in Portugal and Brazil, have set the stage for an incredibly promising future. Let's delve into the story of this remarkable young surfer and anticipate the greatness he is destined to achieve.

Of course, the journey saw its share of hype cycles and wipeouts along the way. But through it all, Eli found solace in his faith keeping Christ as his guiding light through times of uncertainty. He also drew strength from family as his parents and Lahaina Surf Community had shown him the power of ‘Ohana. We can give credit to his father Curt for always being a beacon of light. Through years of grit and grime, he had honed his trades learning the art of the build through many days of trial and error. Blood, sweat and maybe even tears saw him through many a close call, but his determination and badass attitude never faltered. The jobs weren't always glamorous, but Curt took pride in a job well done as it was more than just transforming blueprints into reality through strength of body and mind. Making sure his family was his main priority has always been a huge inspiration to many in the community.

A devout Christian, Eli is vocal about giving thanks to God for his talents and opportunities. He gracefully handles his fame with humility and is always quick to redirect credit back to his Ohana and community. In his spare time, you'll find Eli giving back through volunteer work or just being an all around great person. Overall this reinforces Eli Hanneman as a force to be reckoned with on the tour in 2024. His local knowledge and willingness to take risks in more critical surf gives him an edge. Those betting against him continue to be proven wrong. The fire still burns bright in this phenomenal young man - I wouldn't dismiss him from future title talks just yet. Big things are on the horizon for Eli Hanneman.

For more information on Curt and his skills please check out his Website.

Mahalo Nui

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