Press Kit

John Mel born October 18, 1999 under the sign of Libra, is a professional surfer who travels the world surfing and competing on the WSL Qualifying Series. Learn here about his life and the many cultures he explores around the world. John is well versed in global relations visiting Europe, Australia, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, South Africa, Namibia, China and the West and East Coasts of the United States. They have all contributed to his wondrous lifestyle and education. Born into a surfing legacy along the coastal town of Santa Cruz, California. His grandfather, John's namesake, is also a surfer, holding a Kneeboard World Title. John’s father, Peter Mel, is a professional surfer and the 2012 World Surf League Big Wave Tour Champion.