Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Larry and I’m from Phoenix, Arizona. No, it’s Dylan Graves and I’m from Puerto Rico; and I have a van. I drive in my van and surf.
What’s the story on the van and why’d you get it?
I’ve always wanted a van. I’ve always just kinda wanted to go wherever I wanted to go and do whatever I want to do. So it’s the vehicle for that. I got it three and half months ago in California off Craigslist. Me and Nolan Hall were looking at a bunch of different vans. He’s has a van – he’s a fellow van owner – and he was trying to help me out. We found this van and I bought it. It’s a 2008 Dodge 2500 Sprinter Van with a V6 engine.
We’re you planning an east coast trip when you bought it?
When I was buying the van I didn’t know I would be coming to the east coast yet. This just kind of happened. Once I got the van I was like ‘well, shit, might as well drive over and go try to spend hurricane season to get some waves’. I pitched an idea to Surfing Magazine and they we’re psyched so we just kind of rolled with it and charged over. Got my buddy Dave [Malcolm] to jump in and we drove across and we’ve just been trying to film stuff and surf and do whatever.
Who else came along for the ride?
It was me and Dave the whole time pretty much and we had different photographers and surfers fly out and meet us along the way and we linked up with a bunch of local guys. We met up with Sterling Spencer in Pensacola and then we drove over to New Smyrna beach and met up with Evan Geiselman. Then we went and surfed Typhoon Lagoon with Evan, Cory Lopez, CJ Hobgood, Kelly Slater and Matt Kechele. Then we charged north. We came to New York and picked up Dylan Goodall. We we’re trying to recruit Balaram [Stack] too, but he hurt his knee so we just grabbed Dylan and went back down south to the Outer Banks. There we met up with Brett Barley, Michael Dumphey and Philip Gould. Then we went back down to Florida and had Corey Wilson with us. After that we pretty much went straight from Florida to NY with a little stop in North Carolina.