If the weird and wonderful world of bodyboarding was some kind of twisted stockmarket, then it would be wise to invest in some Michael Novy shares this financial year.
Within the past 12 months, Mr Novy has achieved more than what many could in their entire careers.
He tackled arguably one of the biggest barrels ever at The Right, earning himself the inaugural Nomad Big Wave Award. He backed this up by proving he was no slouch in a contest rashie, winning the D’Bah Pro and taking the ABA Tour race to the final event in Sydney before narrowly losing to Joe Clarke for the crown.
What will 2016/2017 bring for Mr Novy? We have no idea, but this kid is certainly not one to rest on his laurels.
But until then, have a look back on some of his big rides this past year in this edit by Nick Barclay.