Since finishing high school, I started traveling when I could compete on any pro longboard events that were on and I’ve been lucky enough to have a good work and professional balance to keep that going.
But from a surfing side, I’d say the biggest two would be Kelly Slater and Bonga Perkins How could you have not been inspired by those guys in the time I grew up!
It was obviously a dream of mine to become a world longboard champion but I wanted it extra badly because the year before I’d led the tour into the final stop and lost it.
I’d traveled the other side of the world for this contest, made a couple of heats, and got knocked out, but I that encounter is what stuck with me.
My second world title just felt like more of an all-around appreciation for the sport and all the guys on tour and how lucky I am.
I super enjoy riding an old mal or my noserider when it’s small, fast, and peeling, but if the break around the corner is overhead and hollow I’d be over there 99% of the time.
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