Photo shared via Instagram @kalobgrady88

Photo shared via Instagram @kalobgrady88

Kalob Grady


KNOWN FOR: Sticking freestyle tricks that his elders haven't even heard of yet.

THIS YEAR: Hailing from Ontario, Canada, 21-year-old Kalob Grady is one of the young guns on the block. Grady grew up in big wave paradise in eastern Canada, and it shows in his smooth freestyle moves. He can also crank out forward strokes, which helped produce a win at the Ottawa XL Boatercross. Grady proved he can hang with the best when he notched a seventh-place finish at the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix. These achievements at a young age are just a glimpse of what's to come for one of whitewater's young chargers.

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