"I grew up in Trabuco Canyon, California. At the time, all I could do was skate because my parents lived an hour inland. I obtained my Scuba license and tried surfing a few times as a kid, but I wanted to do more. That's when I transferred from community college to SDSU so I could pursue my dream of living closer to the beach. I've been in San Diego for several years, and instantly became involved with the surf culture. It gave me a chance to learn more about myself as well as meet many wonderful people with the same interests.The more I paddle out, the more fun it becomes! I have always been fascinated by the beauty of the ocean, and surfing connects me to the energy it brings forth. It's the longest, but the most gratifying process. Just like real life, surfing requires patience and commitment. It not only builds character, but also passes around positivity, encouragement, and good vibes. Like my friend Johnny Fay quoted "Surfing is never mastered, it's rather practiced for a lifetime." I'm stoked that I get to spread the enlightening spirit that surfing has to offer. I don't surf to prove anything, I surf mainly because it's pure enjoyment."