I am a young surfer, winemaker, traveler, and person who is generally happy about life and where it takes me. I feel blessed to travel the world surfing great waves, making delicious wine, experiencing new cultures, and meeting amazing people. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of doing those four things.
Explain your love of your sport so that someone who doesn’t surf/skate/snowboard can understand your connection/obsession with it.
The connection between surfer and ocean is so transcendental it’s difficult to describe. Every surfer will quickly admit they are constantly challenged by the ocean. That’s what makes surfing so unique, the ocean is such a variable playing field; no two breaks, or even sessions, are the same. I’m obsessed with surfing because I’m just at peace in the water and always have a smile on my face when I’m on a surfboard. I’m that guy that’s laughing and chatting with everyone in the lineup. Ask anyone I know, I’m always in a good mood after a surf regardless of whether the waves were any good!
What about Summer Recap makes you stoked to build you’re own online presence for others/sponsors to see?
Exposure is everything in the surf industry, it’s hard to make a name for yourself. I want to be an ambassador for surfing through my photographs, writing, and experiences, someone that people look to for inspiration. I think Summer Recap’s format is very user-friendly, it only takes a few minutes to setup a site, and it works great with mobile technology. I created my personal website, http://www.thedriftingwinemaker.com, three years ago and I feel like I’m still constantly working to perfect it.
#1 by Everton Luis, Padang Padang, Bali
#2 by ESP Bingin, Impossibles, Bali
#3 by Kristin Solis, train in Thailand
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