Von: San Clemente, CA Age: 41
Birth Date: 12-24-1975
Birth Place: San Clemente, CA
Currently Living: North Shore, Oahu
Weight: 156 lbs.
Sponsors: Volcom Clothing, T.Patterson surfboards, Astrodeck, Soleo Sunscreen, XM Surfmore leashes, Sector 9, and FAB tacos
Volcom rider since: 1994
First board: 4'11" twin fin from my best friend Micah Pitts. It was a Bill Stewart with Yoda on the bottom
Warm Ups: Morning coffee, lil' guitar, a walk on the beach look for shells, swim then stretch
What gets you motivated to surf? I must say growing up, it was my family that really supported me. In and out of the water as well with close friends and uncles. If you weren't surfing, then it was nothing but trouble
Side Tracks: There's a lot of crossroads every day, but you just ask yourself "Did I do my best for how I want to live?"
Music/Bands: Deep Water from San Clemente. I grew up listening to and surfing with this amazing family.
Videos/Movies: What is the movie called...What the bleep! Down a rabbit hole!
Best style: Flowing free loving life kuleana of aloha!
Random Information: "Live to give"
Favorite Volcom Jeans: Liberated cords are cozy
Favorite Boardshorts: Volcom Mod Tech boardshorts
One thing you can't leave home without: What I can't leave home without is how much I love where I live. It's what I take with me to travel because you go to visit destinations and learn from their cultural ways and bring them back to life when you return home to share experiences with those whom you know and love.
Special Thanks: Mom and Dad, all of the family at Volcom for all these years of incredible support through the good 'n bad moments, tPatterson for the magic of surfboard making, Sector 9 & Astrodeck familia and friends all over the world!