Board- 7'8" Stewart funboard, 6'8" Ocean
Pulse (Oregon shaped) semi gun, 5'5" San Clemente Fish
What got you started surfing- I used to vacation in
Newport Beach (28th street) from inland La Canada( near
Pasadena Rose Bowl) and learned to stand on a "boogie
board" when I was 10, (in 1981). My dad bought me my
first "garage sale board" Sunset 7"0 single
fin. I taught myself because no one in my family surfs.
I started on my own and a guy noticed I was falling
a lot and laughed when he noticed that my surfboard had no
wax on it!!! Coming from a body board start, I did not
know that I needed "wax", he said "try this
kid" and after 23 years of still living the stoke, I
never forget to bring and share the wax.
keeps you surfing- Living in Lake Havasu City, ARIZONA--
I rely on magazines and monthly much needed trips to the ocean
to fill the life line of surfing that is needed to fuel my
Most memorable surf- November 1999 surfing three days
after Thanksgiving in Ventura near a break by the old "Oil
Piers". For some strange moment I was alone and
enjoyed 3 to 4 foot right hand surf to myself for exactly
one hour before I had to drive back to the dry desert. Thank
you for that memory.
Dream surf trip, whether you've already taken it, or dream
of going- Anywhere in Baja or mainland Mex. Most
of all, New Zealand!!!
Favorite break- Sunset(Gladstones), Topanga, Staircases,
Leo(Secos), COUNTY LINE!!!Always and forever. C-Street
and Oregon spots.
How has surfing changed you- Living in California I
always knew surfing and the ocean would be there
for me--- I now live in Arizona(for personal reasons)
and surfing means that much more because I need to be surfing
for the pure fulfillment of surfing instead of taking
for granted that the ocean used to provide its convenience
when I lived much closer. Surfing 300 plus miles away
means that I appreciate the surfer and the art of surfing in
a deeper way that I thought I would never imagine.
What do you do when there are no waves- I wake board
and watch a lot of videos!!!
are you trying to do or learn to raise your level of surfing-
Surf as much as I can and learn from those who continue to
excel in their craft.
Favorite surfers- Rob Machado, Joel Tudor, Kassia Meador
and anyone who simply---has FUN!!!
Surfing pet peeve- anyone who does not smile or hoot
for the pure joy of it.
Ideal surf conditions- 3 to 5 right hand point, reef
breaks---oh who am I kidding?? any wave will do where I'm
Anything to add- never take for granted the crowded,
small, mushy, wind blown Santa Ana fire infested epic surf, stop
and go freeway congested traffic so you can make the
after work glass off,but most of all ---you surf--enjoy any
conditions that flows your way!!!