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Name- Darr (Goo's mom)

Stance- Regular foot, but in a goofy fashion.

Board- My "baby" is my Hunt 9'8" noserider. You may go to to see pics. I highly recommend having Gregg Hunt shape your next board. If you are into the traditional style of longboarding, Gregg rules!!!

What got you started surfing-Back in 1987, I wanted to take that next step beyond just watching surfers and actually try it. The day I was going to learn, I had an encounter with a shark who was a little too close for my liking. I paddled in and that was it, until twelve years later, when I decided to overcome my fear of sharks and get back into the water. The rest is history. Now I'm hooked.

What keeps you surfing- The feeling I get when I have a real connection with the energy of a wave and the water surrounding me. Everything else in life distracts me and makes it hard to focus. Surfing, to me, is a form of meditation, a tool for obtaining a closer connection with the universe. Plus, their is this feeling, a sort of an obsession to get back out there and surf that next wave with more confidence, grace and style.

Most memorable surf- A big day at Sunset (Pacific Palisades). Feeling the power of the water, adrenalin in high gear, yet a feeling of comfort at my home break.

Dream surf trip, whether you've already taken it, or dream of going- Costa Rica...haven't gone yet. Wingnut's travel video put me in fantasy mode.

Favorite break- Can't make up my mind. I love the PV Cove, I love Sunset (Pacific Palisades) when it breaks big, and I love San Onofre for it's unique vibe. Malibu is one of the most beautifully formed waves I've ever surfed, but the crowds frustrate me so!!

How has surfing changed you- Surfing has not only sharpened my physical reflexes, but has also sharpened and expanded my spiritual thought forms. It has also allowed me to just go out and play in an environment which I feel really comfortable.

What do you do when there are no waves- Hang out with my "land buddies" and my dog "Goo", watch surf videos and live vicariously through them (hee hee).

What are you trying to do or learn to raise your level of surfing- Most likely moving to Hawaii...those waves scare the living daylights out of me!!.

Favorite surfers- Joel Tudor & Wingnut (and all their mentors)

Surfing pet peeve- Guys at Malibu coming down the line yelling "hooo", then those same guys dropping in on you when you're trying to catch at least one measly little wave. Didn't their mommys teach them how to share???.

Ideal surf conditions- Warm, unpolluted water, light off-shore breeze, 3-5 Ft. glassy waves.

Anything to add- Thank you Carolyn for such a cool website.