"Surfing has been one of the most influential forces in my life. I have been surfing for 5 years now, and has become more than just a weekend sport, it’s become a lifestyle. It is the one thing I can do that never ceases to relax, destress, and provide me with an excellent work out. Surfing has sculpted me into the person I am today, it has made me a happier, more confident, and out-going individual. Allowing me to meet new people and create new relationships in the water. Looking back I can’t imagine how my life would be if I hadn’t been introduced to the sport 5 years ago."