Nine-year-old ISA Schloarship winner Juan José Vélez Vargas is from Colombia and loves to surf, although he has never stood on an actual surfboard.
Learning to stand and continuing to progress on a bodyboard, Juan is stoked that this Scholarship will allow him to buy his first surfboard ever.
Along with the board and equipment for surfing, Juan and his family were able to pay for his schooling and books.
Juan hopes to be the best surfer in Colombia and wants to charge the huge waves in Hawaii one day. Surfing is not Juan’s only passion, he also plays the guitar and is learning to read musical notes.