You might have never heard of him but, in 2016, Luis Diaz won the Men's Junior title at the Vans US Open of Surfing, in Huntington Beach.

The surfer from the Canary Islands is a highly competitive machine, and he is mentored by a Qualifying Series veteran, Jonathan Gonzalez.

When Diaz is not winning heats, the 19-year goofy-footer embarks on dreamy surf trips to tropical destinations where he is able to explore his creative and free surfing spirit.

In small or medium-sized waves, left or right-hander, Luis Diaz proves he has the talent to climb the always challenging surfing career.

Watch how the Spanish unleashes his classic and new school moves in the barreling and open face waves of the Mentawai islands, in Indonesia.