Troy Hoey

12-year-old Troy Hoey is a real country boy who lives in historic Bathurst in the Eastern Cape. Surfing, skating and cycling are his passions. He is an early bird who is normally at the beach at first light everyday – which he says is the best time to check out the waves.

“If we don’t save the ocean, we have got no where to surf. The ocean keeps us alive and is very important to our survival. If if all the fish die we have no food. I often pick up trash on the beach and tell people why it is important to do that,” says Troy.