HOME TOWN: Puerto Rico
FAV BREAK: Margara
A prodigy of the Caribbean Islands, Gadiel Rodriguez oozes style. His technical approach makes his surfing seemingly effortless, and is just one of the many reasons he’s regarded as one of the most respected riders of Puerto Rico.
Gady still maintains a huge dominance on the competitive local bodyboard circuit, not content as just a competitive surfer, his focus balances between contest and free-surfing. When the waves are on, he’ll be the first in the water of every new swell. He’s also a family man, which keeps him motivated in achieving his goals. Influential to say the least, Gadiel manages one of the regions biggest surf stores and continues to build Bodyboarding across the Islands.
PORTRAIT: (Instagram: @marimarei // Facebook: Raw Studio Photography)
Land shot: Javier Baez