Local spot: Riviera, Lowers
Boards: 5’8 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 29.1L Rocket 9, 5’11 x 19 x 2 3/8 Fever, 5’8 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 Rocket Wide
Sponsors: Vans, Channel Islands, Jack’s
A few weeks ago, @zandermorton from @surfer_magazine hit me up saying he was writing an article for the magazine featuring some of the hardest ripping underground dudes at the best waves in the world and that one of those locations was going to be lower trestles. He wanted some insight into who exactly surfed that special wave with the casual grace and fire that was just a notch above the rest... and well, you probably know, and everybody probably knows, there are a ton of people that hammer down the trail to surf trestles every south swell that peaks on the horizon!!! Some days it’s absolute comedy the amount of people. But it really did make me think, that amongst the traveling surfers, morning regulars that crack it predawn, groms, on it afterschool and before (and sometimes during) , traveling pros, and the casual bystanders, that there truly is a handful of crew that dedicated their life to nailing the timing of the tides and swell direction and wind and so forth, and absolutely RIP the place apart... I’m talking these 5 guys have it WIRED! When they are in the water I’m studying the waves they look for, and their positioning and approach. All these guys... @jefflukasik , an incredible artist, air master and all around epic dude. @bigdeluxe_ , someone who is like our older brother, incredible dad to a beautiful growing family and highest rated sales rep, who will out surf you 9 times out of 10! @jeremycarter12 , the calm collected cat who snipers the best waves of the set, the ones you would never expect in the lineup when they come through and then you see it from the beach and it is tapered and peeling all along the cobblestones for 20 hits... @shawkobayashi , the absolute powerhouse!!! And you know I love that kind of surfing... and then @kevin_schulz , the future of San Clemente... the kid is the full package and I’m so excited to see his progress.... these are the dudes who are there at trestles day in and day out. And they are the ones setting the bar for the future generation to follow and the older generation to feel like they should do some yoga to stay loose and blast the lip a bit harder! the full article is in the link in my bio hope u enjoy!
Flyin’ on heat waves !!! ️ @cisurfboards #cirocketwide the magic carpet ! 🧚️ @alexkilauano
ALL LOVE to the entire global surfing community on this #internationalsurfingday !! We all share the ride together, and the stoke flowing out of this grom from the @surfersnotstreetchildren really radiates that magic feeling!!!! I Love it...Enjoy the day, thankful to be apart of the surfing community and celebrate the joy of wave riding!! #keepthevibealive lets go !!
Friday afternoon in the garden... always a pleasure! Inspiration, it’s all around! 🦋 #keepthevibealive
YEWWW !! SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST!
To encourage young surfers to learn critical surf safety for themselves and those they share the lineup with. The Positive Vibe Warriors and @b.w.r.a.g will be sponsoring one female and one male surfer to attend the Big Wave Risk Assessment Group’s San Diego Level 1 & 2 Safety Summit this June 21-22 ($500 value)! This training covers CPR/AED, first-aid, ocean risk management, breath training, jet ski rescue and surfboard rescue taught by heavy water safety specialists @danilocouto11 @gerglong and @hargrave To enter: -Post a photo or video of yourself doing any ocean activity
-Tell us in the caption why you want to attend the BWRAG summit
-Tag @B.W.R.A.G and @positivevibewarriors
-Have a positive attitude and ready to learn and have some fun
BWRAG co-founder @danilocouto11 and myself will select a winner on June 17. ⭐️⭐️
*Must be 25 or under to enter, travel is not covered.
LETS ROCK !!! Going to be an awesome course, excited to have the next generation share in the opportunity to learn from some of the best ocean waterman in the world! #keepthevibealive #passthepositivity
RAD ART from @mariskjohnson painting one of my favorite photos from @zaknoyle one evening at cloudbreak.... the lighting in those evening tubes down in the South Pacific is unreal. The greens and glowing gold of the setting sun shinning through the lip line as your flying through an intense, hollow pit while you can simultaneously watch the colors of the reef just below your board. It is such a beautiful experience! Different angles of photography and the embellishment of an artists paint brush really captures that feeling of being right there in the moment on one of those special rides! LOVE IT! #keepthevibealive
Just a trip down memory lane... when hard work, love and passion all coincide it’s a magical thing! Enjoying the fruits of my labor, Cloudbreak 2018 🥑🦋 paddling into this blue beauty, NOW THATS THE FEELING enjoy #keepthevibealive @joliphotos
Tunes that flow... #thatsthemagic ENJOY!
@positivevibewarriors #GromOfTheWeek is goin Global!! love seeing kids from all over the world bustin’ big and bringing the STOKE!!! This is @a_anoof from the Maldives , and he was nominated by our good friend Austin Ware on a recent surf trip! He said Young Ahmed was loving every second of ripping up his home waves... safe to say the future is looking bright! Can’t wait to see the journey unfold for this young legend and the future of Maldivian surfing!!! #keepthevibealive #passthepositivity ️ full story in my bio! ENJOY!!!
I’m always thankful when I look back at some of the incredible moments in time I have had the opportunity to share with good friends in some pretty rad places... I was just looking back through some old emails and came across this one from @_danielrusso_ that read “Tahiti selects” . Over the years with @vans we have had the chance to work with Daniel and the perspectives he captures from his camera are second to none. I think he was having more fun than even we were sitting smack dab in the pit at Teahupoo and capturing these surreal under the rail angles... I think we spent 3 weeks in Tahiti this trip with @nathan_florence @ivanflorence_ and @r_ritchie filming for one of vans #GetNclassic surf films at the time. What a treat, and Tahiti is truly a special place. I love hearing the Tahitian people laugh and seeing their big arcing smiles spread across their faces!! EPIC!! #GiveThanks ENJOY!!!
Refreshing to see some RAW power blasts at WACO!!!! @tannergud ‘s new edit is savage!! LINK IS IN THE BIO hope it lights up your wednesday mornin like a quad shot espresso!!!! ️ @alexkilauano #GoodbyeWaco
Had an absolute blast last week surfin’ the mechanical magic machine @kswaveco 🤠 with the @josecuervotequila crew on the @agavesurf shapes!!! I know @garylinden has been working with shaping surfboards from agave for quite some time and it was a real treat to have #BrittMerrick @cisurfboards shape one for the pool... the wood grain was sooo beautiful I was actually al little nervous to wax it up and put it through the pressure test of laying down some full rail attack! It surprised me, with how smooth it felt, kind of like riding on the perfectly cooked marshmallow in a s’more if you could imagine that???? Hahaha I’m definitly backing it and can’t wait to keep working with @agavesurf and dial in some more boards... it had my mind dreamin’ of a sweet little speed stick Channel Islands rocket wide for the upcoming summertime sizzle... love expanding into new feelings under the feet and new possibilities to utilize!!!! Thanks Gary and the whole crew for such an epic day! I love this first shot from @jjwessels_ dialing in a rad perspective of @bangbangboogie waxing up while I’m blindly navigating my first ride at @kellyslater ‘s manmade creation... keep the flow! VideO edit coming soon... ENJOY’ //