Jimmy V. - interview 1.19.08
Venician Surf Shop, Venice
Jimmy where were you born? Santa Monica Hospital
and you're from where? Venice
skate or snowboard? both
surf buddies or mates? Matt Veltry, 'bagel', Foster, colin Mcqueen, Brock
if you could hyperspace anywhere where'd you go? probably Fiji, i hear the people
and waves are unreal.
best wave in the world? Padang Padang is such a sick left.
best wave you rode? Venice jetty early 80's
home break? Venice Breakwater
influences or favorite surfers? Jay Adams & Alan Sarlo were my early influences in the water.
Mick Fanning, Dane Reynolds, 'ratboy' Collins, Rob Machado.
sponsors? Venician Surf Shop/ Venice 'tHE sHOW' Venice Originals Z-Boys
Skater Made skateboards Napapa surfboards John Lalaine surfboards-LALA
traveled to where? Hawaii , Mexico
best road discovery? sick left hand side break - Kauai
love cold water? don't mind
fav. food? Mexican
least fav. food? liver
fav. beer? Tecate
fav. music? reggae & punk rock but i like almost all music
are you reading? yes, currently 'The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success" by Deepak Chopra
do you have a favorite artist? Tom Everhart
fav. fish in the ocean? all of them and ahi tuna is sooo tasty
person you'd like to meet or have met? Frank Sinatra
ever been on a cover? no but the cover of the local newspaper a few times yes.
life quote or parting words? Think Positve. Life's too short for pettiness. YES I.
Jimmy Valentine was raised on the venice canals into a hotbed of surf and skate culture, and integrated
with the gritty hard core scene of punk rock. That's when he picked up the microphone and started jamming with bands such as Therapy, The Wretched, Left Hand Side and he still can't put the microphone down. You can track upcoming shows on the Venicain Surf Shop's myspace page(veniciansurfshop). Jim is working with the VSA on the upcoming Venice Skatepark and would like to organize a regularly scheduled local beach clean up.
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