Local spot: Manhattan Beach
Boards: 5’10 x 18 1/8 x 2 1/8 MBM+, 5’9 x 18 1/8 x 2 1/8 M4
Sponsors: Volcom, Body Glove, CI Surfboards
I've posted the top photo many times because it's maybe the most meaningful photo I have. Over the weekend, we celebrated Jimmy Miller's spirit with the @jimmymillerfoundation. At 10 years old Jimmy taught me and my older brother how to surf. In that top photo I'm 12 years old sitting next to @gregsworld, Jimmy Miller, and my brother Chris about to paddle out in Jimmys "Pure Surfing Experience" contest. That's who I had in my corner on the same exact beach as the photo below! Flash forward 18 years to this past weekend and I get to wear one of the old Pure Surfing Experience jerseys. Any event means something different to each person involved. Standing next to @gregsworld and his family about to go out in a heat in the photo below, was one of the best full circle moments of my life. Life has its funny ways. And as there will always be a sad undertone missing Jimmy and Chris, there are constant moments which make you smile uncontrollably living for them. I am thankful for my friends and family. Life happens, but friends and family can choose to stick together. And that is awesome. I am still re-living one of the best days of my life and can't thank the Miller family enough for organizing a beautiful event. Twelve years after Jimmy's passing, and we were literally tripping over the crowded beach celebrating him. Amazing. Takes the special person he always will be to bring everyone together! Much love #southbay
Thank you @cisurfboards for always supporting foundations I believe in. I believe this was the youngest competitor yesterday at the @jimmymillerfoundation "Jimmy Fiesta". He won my signed board in the raffle. His dad excitedly said to him it's time to ditch your boogie board now. He went into a fit and said but I don't want it to lose my boogie board dad!! Hahah too good. Moments like these I'm reminded how fortunate I am to have great sponsors who let me pass on the stoke :) #southbay
Thank you @jimmymillerfoundation for the Jimmy Fiesta today. That was the most fun I've ever had with a jersey on surfing. What an epic day celebrating Jimmy Miller and raising money for the foundation. It's incredible to see the Miller family bring so many people together in honor of their son and brother. I got to see the future of the #southbay surfers as well. And wow is it bright! Kids were ripping. In fact everyone was ripping! Thank you for having all of us. I had a blast with my team, friends, family, and heroes of our hometown. Can't wait for next year! Congrats team browning on the win!
Morning light at Backdoor always provides something special. Especially when @russhennings is in the spot!!! Thanks for the photo Russ u legend.
I had just as fun walking through the snow to surf as riding the waves on the #greatlakes this day. There's something oddly intriguing about testing what you can physically endure surfing in freezing conditions. Video link to this session is in my bio. Hope it fires you up for winter. @alexkilauano @surfer_magazine @bodyglove53 #lakesuperior #theothernorthshore
Thank you @bodyglove53 for supporting me and my @gopro crew for the upcoming trip. I have an epic #gopro show to film, and as you can guess it's going to be at a freezing destination. 6 mil wetsuits, booties, and gloves for everyone. Wow we are so stoked!!!! #bodyglove #voodoo #redcell
Fired up to be a part of @paranoidofblondes new flick #freejazzvein. I really enjoy his different eye interpreting surf edits. Thanks for having me along! @dirtymovies
Stoked to see the @southbayscholasticsurfing highschool surf teams scoring this morning for the season kickoff. So great for the sport of surfing with each team having their biggest attendance to date. It's come a long ways since my highschool surf team days. Huge shout out to all the coaches and parents who make it happen. Go #southbay!
My favorite foundation @jimmymillerfoundation is putting on a fun team surf competition this weekend. There will be some awesome auction items including one of my @cisurfboards. Hope to see ya there, and maybe we'll be on the same team! #southbay
Closeouts make me happy. Is that weird? @bidudigital #offthewall
#Haiti needs your help from the destruction of #HurricaneMatthew. Please check the @wavesforwater link in my bio.
Nothing better than a new order of @cisurfboards!!! Thank you so much. I'm 5'9 145 lbs. The boards have 23.7 liters of foam. Black and white: 5'8" x 18 & 3/8 x 2 & 1/16. Fever: 5'9" x 18 & 1/4 x 2 & 3/16. Zeus: 5'9" x 18 & 1/4 x 2 & 3/16