What are your favorite parts about Topanga and the area in which you live now?
I am living just off the main boulevard. The things I love most about Topanga are the hiking spots, the point break at the bottom of the hill, the national park and the new spot to grab snacks that just opened, Topanga Living Cafe.
Tell us more about the property you live on. It looks like you live in converted horse stables?
It’s a super awesome spot, I am so amped to live here. I live in a back converted barn-like zone. There is a front house that we share the land with and a bunch of radical like-minded people in there. Together we have chickens, a garden, a meditation / sound healing / tea ceremony spot we built out, and it’s just epic!!!
What’s up with Froggy’s these days?
It’s open on the weekends mostly for food and drinks… I don’t go there often, but it’s nice to grab a beer and vibe with friends for sure.
What do you do for a living?
I am doing a lot of sound baths and working on my wetsuit / active lifestyle company KASSIA + SURF and am still surfing as much as I can.
Career-wise, you made a bold move by leaving Roxy a few years ago and deciding to start your own wetsuit brand. What inspired you to do so?
It was just time to do something different, more elevated, consciously made and to truly create in the way I felt without any restrictions. I’m grateful for all the time I spent traveling, learning and creating with Roxy. That said, all things must change to keep expanding and that time is now.
We love what you are doing with the brand. Do you have any future plans or goals you can share with us?
To just grow in a smooth conscious way. Continue to create the best products we can to accompany and support your active lifestyle rooted in surf.