Zoltan Torkos, a Hungarian Italian Magician, is a world wide recognizable athlete in three sports; Surfing, Wake-surfing, and skateboarding. Born and raised in Santa Cruz California, Zoltan grew up surfing and skateboarding everyday with relentless dedication. Being a fourth generation magician, it is no surprise to know he performs magic on water. His unique talent in surfing lead him to be the first to ever land a kick flip on a surfboard and to later bring this illusive skateboard trick to wake surfing as well. Mentored by Skip Engblom from Dog Town, Zoltan’s passion is to lead surfing into the future by introducing new technical skate tricks to the sport of surfing.
He continues his quest to revolutionize surfing through his professional surfing career by introducing new advanced technical flip tricks. Some of Zoltan's recent accomplishments include the dark slide and the finger flip acid drop.
Zoltan has an exuberant love for life and his magic is contagious!
Zoltan's iconic surfing has been showcased in the media world wide. Here are some of the articles and posts published about the professional surfer. Have a look at the latest news updates and featured stories below.
First recorded kickflip on a surfboard!
Top 5 Aerial Specialists of All Time
First kickflip in Wake-Surfing
First double kickflip in Surfing
Surfing’s first Darkslide
ESPN Sports Nation
Fox Sports “The Buzzer”
New School Tricks
Best Nickname in Surfing