Marzo personifies a new wave of progressive surfing taking over the sport. His cat-like reflexes, elastic maneuverability and maniacal approach to a variety of surfing conditions have earned him recognition in lineups worldwide. Marzo leads a group of prodigies boosting beyond the classic days of cutbacks, off the lips and into the sky, pulling mind-boggling aerial maneuvers and landing tricks never before imagined. But Marzoís prolific surfing is only one aspect of his unique character. Diagnosed with Aspergerís Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, Marzo has proven to people far beyond the Valley Isle that a handicap can be overcome with undying dedication to something you love. BE
Some of the stuff Iíve heard about Clay Marzo sounds like something out of a Chuck Norris meme. For example: At the age of 15, Clay Marzo received two perfect 10s from the National Scholastic Surfing Association, the first time in NSSA history. Clay Marzo donates his time to Surfers Healing, a foundation aimed at aiding autistic children via the power of surfing. Clay Marzo fought off a Kraken, bent on destroying Lahaina, with his bare teeth. I mean, Iíll believe the Kraken thing, but two perfect 10s? Sure, heís a talented and celebrated surfer, but thatís a bit much.