Name - Flynn Novak
Age - 33
Hometown - Mokuleia, HI
Current Residence - Mokuleia, HI
Years Surfing - 30
Years Sponsored - 15+
Sponsors - Under Armour | Matuse Wetsuits | Peppers eyewear | Surf More Products | Future Fins | Pupukea Grill | Space Bear
Favorite Wave Type - anything and everything, from small and rippable to big and hollow, as long as I am in the Ocean I am happy.
Stance - Goofy
Music - all types depending on mood
My Boarding Story -
I was born and raised on the North shore of Oahu, and grew up learning to love and respect nature. I have always had a passion for Surfing and the Ocean.
I have been fortunate enough, that my passion for surfing, has liquidated into a career that has paid me. I have had the opportunity to travel the world to surf and experience nature in many places. I have had success and victories in professional surfing competitions locally as well as world wide. I have been featured on an assortment of magazine covers, as well as in an assortment of editorial spreads over the span of my career.
In the surfing world I am known as a ‘Pipeline Specialist’, for my time spent, and performances, surfing the statistical ‘deadliest wave in the world’, but on the other spectrum of wave riding, I have achievements in the ‘High-Performance’ aerial surfing realm, namely inventing and perfecting my own maneuver, which happens to be surfing’s first ever aerial backflip, known as the “Flynnstone Flip”. This maneuver took me over 8 years to figure out, complete, and perfect, and now is regarded as one of Surfing’s ‘most difficult maneuvers’, having only a handful of other surfers to follow suit and complete it.
I continue to live on the North Shore of Oahu and surf regularly, although I have discontinued competing, and surf more for fun and the love of the sport.