Sterling Brown Spencer grew up in the sleepy town of Pensacola located in the Panhandle of Florida. In an area not known for waves, Sterling has done the impossible of becoming a professional surfer. Sterling is currently rated number 1 surfer in the world, just edging out Laird Hamilton and Kelly Slater. Sterling’s favorite wave is “the Pipeline” in the Hawaiian islands and was the first to ever surf there. He is the only person to ever do a sonic boom on a wave. Recently married to Kristi Yamaguchi, Sterling is driven to achieve more titles than his wife.