of Birth: September 22, 1979
Hometown: Arcadia, CA
Local Break: Malibu transplant to El Porto
Favorite Wave: Restaurants
Traditional, 9'4" Mike Purpus Model, 9'2" New Shape, 9'0"
High Performance, 5'10" Twinzer, 5'6" fish, 9'4"
Traditional 422 Noserider, 6'2" Shrimp-- all by Hap Jacobs
Surfboards; 6'4" Matt Calvani thruster - Job perks!
Sponsors: Hap Jacobs
Surfboards, Matt Calvani, my good ol’ bank account
Favorite Moves: Tens,
Began Surfing: age
Top Contest Finishes:
3rd, Malibu Boardriders Call To The Wall, 4th, Malibu Surfing Assocation
Classic, 14th, World Longboard Championships (Costa Rica), 1st Rob
Machado Classic, 4th Guy Takayama Pro Huntington
Education: BA International
Economics and Chinese Literature, UCLA
Surfing Influences: Hap Jacobs, Matt Calvani, Mike
Purpus, and the “Ladies of the Bu”
Current Job: General
Manager, Bing & Jacobs Surfboard
Past Trips: Mexico,
Costa Rica, Japan, France, Spain, Taiwan, Fij
Future Trips: Maldives,
New Zealand, England, Australia, Peru
Music: disco and everything
80s, Modest Mouse, & the Ashle Lloyd Situation
Favorite Quote: Confucius
says…Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
Why ride for Jacobs Surfboards? To
perpetuate the legacy of a master craftsman and pioneer of his trade
and because without team-riders who would boast on Hap’s behalf…definitely
not Hap! And to work side by side with Matt Calvani, is not only
an education but an honor.