The story behind the first-ever backside front flip air in a wave pool

Traditionally, surfing’s child prodigies have grown up with mixed results, either evolving like Grom-John’s transformation into a world champion or crashing and burning on the sidelines of an industry unable to cope with a molten personality like Andy Irons.

But these days kids like Jackson Dorian and Cruz Dinofa have solid support networks ensuring a transition into World Tour contest machine or internet star. 11-year-old sensation Cruz will most likely pursue the latter.

In this clip, the diminutive regular foot announces for the camera he will try a backside front flip. And of course, he does. This move broke the Instasphere according to midMay channel markers with thousands of shares and hundreds of reposts. Here’s a closer look at the first-ever backside front flip air in a wave pool.