Julian Hanna has one of the best backyards in the world: The Point, better known by the locals as “La Punta” in Santa Catalina, Panama.
The young grom is already ripping far beyond his years, and while he may be small in stature, he’s not afraid to take on the big surf at his local breaks along with his brother, William Hanna, surfer dad, Jon Hanna, and bodyboarding mom, Brianna Meighan
11 QUESTIONS WITH SURFER Julian Hanna, age 8
1. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
I was born in Panama City, Panama.
2. WHERE IS YOUR HOME WAVE?
“Playa Estero” in Santa Catalina, Panama
3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
Gluten Free Pizza.
4. DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?
Yes, I have a hamster named Jerry, a dog named Archie and a new pony that I am still trying to decide what I want to name. I’m kind of thinking that I’m going to name him “Kelly Slater” and call him “Slater” for short. Oh, and my brother has a cat named Paris.
5. DO YOU SPEAK MORE THAN ONE LANGUAGE?
Yes, I speak both English and Spanish.
6. ANY BROTHERS OR SISTERS?
Yes, I have an older brother: William Hanna
7. FAVORITE WAVE THAT YOU HAVE SURFED?
Playa Estero in Santa Catalina, Panama.
8. DREAM WAVE THAT YOU WANT TO SURF ONE DAY?
I really want to surf at Kelly Slater’s wave pool one day.
9. FAVORITE SURFER?
10. WHAT BOARD DO YOU RIDE?
A 4’10’’’ Boa surfboard
11. OTHER THAN SURFING, WHAT OTHER HOBBIES DO YOU ENJOY?
Soccer, snow skiing, riding my horse, skateboarding, riding my dirt bike and learning how to sail at my grandparent’s house.