Sponsors: Aqua Surf Shop, Xcel International, Club Monaco Surf Wax
Residence: San Francisco, CA
Past: I am originally from Moss Landing, CA. My first home was a sailboat in the harbor, which sits just inside the surf break. My dad taught me to surf when I was 6, but I was hooked on the boogie board until I turned 11. Then I began riding my dad’s 7’2 Doug Haut swallow tail pipe gun, which was about three inches thick (all the way through to the nose). I got my first real shortboard at 13 and began competing a year later. I did the Foster’s tour for a while when it lasted, winning the Paul Mitchell Pro in Oceanside in 2002. I began college at UC Berkeley in 2001 and midway through my education realized that I love absorbing and presenting information and would rather do that than go on tour. I graduated with my BA in Religious Studies in 2006.
Present: Now, at 28, I enjoy riding all surfboards - short, long, retro, ugly, pretty, fishy, and otherwise – but often find myself on pintail tri-fins because it’s nice to go wherever you want on a wave. Still, the glide remains supreme, and I commend anyone who can find the right line. I do a lot of other things beside surf. I am a keen reader of literature and philosophy and an incessant journaler. I am also an avid music listener and vinyl collector. I am especially into post punk music and all the bands of the Joy Division/New Order/Bauhaus era.
Future: I was accepted to the New School for Social Research in Manhattan for an MA in Philosophy. I will begin my program in August and so am at long last leaving the Bay Area to pursue this degree. I hope to seek out whatever waves the East Coast has to offer and in so doing will continue to support Aqua.