When and how did you first get into surfing?
I’ve always had a fascination with surfing, especially growing up in the 1970s in LA. My oldest brother did
it, but my parents would never buy something that expensive for us. Also, the fact that we lived so far from the beach was an issue. When I finally could afford it and had wheels, I tried, but it was still too far. I was at a stage in my life where I wanted change. I thought, “Why not try living at the beach and really give surfing a go?” That was like 20 years ago and I haven’t stopped.
Where are your go-to places to surf and why?
I like to stay as close as possible and try to make the best call—depending on the conditions—anywhere between Manhattan Beach and Malibu.
How did Attacca Surfboards and Fahrenheit Celsius Wetsuits come about?
Well kinda like how I got into clothing. I just wanted to design my own stuff—with my partner of course.
What are your favorite parts about LA and the area where you live?
I love everything about LA, but for me it’s really the pace. It’s pretty mellow and there are endless things to do here. I’m in Santa Monica and love to be by the ocean, but I do miss the variety of food in Hollywood.