Garden City’s Cantor named NSAA Surfer of the Week

While reigning NSSA champion Cam Richards was surfing a high profile contest in France, 10-year-old Micha Cantor of Garden City Beach was making his NSAA Mid-Atlantic season debut last weekend.

Cantor was named the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s Surfer of the Week for winning three different divisions in the Nags Head, N.C., tournament.

So how is it that the Grand Strand is churning out very talented young surfers? Stop over by the Garden City Pier about two hours before high tide when school’s out and you’ll likely see Micha in the water mixing it up with the elders.

Cantor, a fifth grader at Seaside Elementary, probably surfs more than you do.  Last weekend he racked up the three trophies in Nags Head, N.C. with wins in the Open Boys, Mini Groms and Explorers Menehune divisions.

Micha has also been very lucky to score some really good surf with his grown Grand Strand surfing counterparts, myself included, in Southern North Carolina and elsewhere. He’ll paddle right in front of you and smile as he takes any wave in reach. For sure, he’s another local surfer to keep your eyes on in the years to come.

Receiving sponsorships from surf apparel companies like Billabong and Von Zipper, as well as Village Surf Shoppe and Perfection Surfboards, Micha is set to grow up and surf strong for South Carolina all over creation.

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