Date of Birth: 9.29.1989

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Bio: Floridian Cody Thompson has already racked up some incredible honors in his short competitive career. A former member of the USA Surf Team, Thompson was both an ESA and NSSA standout during his junior career, topping it off with a win at the 2008 King of the Peak, a feat he shares with past winners like Kelly Slater and C.J. Hobgood—not bad company.

 

Cody parlayed his competitive successes into photo trips and video parts as of late, most recently slotting himself in the latest Innersection video. With his tube skills and adeptness in the air, Cody’s style translates well to today’s digital surf celluloid.

 

The Sunshine State regular footer is among the best talent emerging out of the Florida surf scene.  Who else has a day in Jacksonville named after them? March 7 is Cody Thompson day in recognition of his win at the 2013 Rip Curl Pro 4-star in Jobos, Puerto Rico. When home and not in the tube or the air, Cody is holding it down as DJ Code Red, bringing locals to their feet with his house beats.