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Johnny Corzo joins the vans surf team


Translation: Heido Sundstrom

At just fifteen years old and with an already very successful track record in surfing competitions, Johnny Corzo is among the new breed of young Mexican surfers who are giving people a lot to talk about. Born in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Corzo grew up in a family of surfers. He was practically born with a surfboard under his arm and at five years old, caught his first foamy waves. His parents, “Big Jim” and Teresa, along with various brothers and cousins that include: Angelo Lozano, Jimel, Christian and Nahum are all prominent surfers.

Corzo, also known as, “Yoni”, is in his final year of middle school and has an excellent sporting curriculum, with titles that include: Local, State and National Champion and in pro-am events, he’s been among top-place finishers. We recall several of his last events, when he placed second at the Puerto Escondido Open during the November Holidays and achieved a highly sought after perfect-ten score in the competition: a long, left tube, which he was able to exit and continue to hit two additional times. Later, a sixth-place finish at the Papanoa Open in Bahias de Papanoa, Guerrero brought him head-to-head against many experienced surfers.



April 5th – 13th: isa world junior championships (salinas, ecuador)
April 24th – 27th: reef acapulco pro surf open (acapulco, gro.)
May 6th – 10th: acapulco pro surf open asp wqs 4 estrellas (acapulco, gro.)
July 20th – 28th: vans us open of surfing junior pro, 4-star (huntington beach, ca)
August: ecsc vans pro jr (virginia beach, usa)
October 18th – 19th: national junior surfing (acapulco, mex.) Fms/under 16
November: november holidays internaitional contest (puerto escondido, oax.)

Johnny Corzo is sponsored by: Vans, Arnette, Bubble Gum, and Bullys.