First barrel - At Victoria Beach at about age 7 on a sponge. I pulled into a little pit on my Morey 139 and got slammed into the sand. My leash wrapped around my neck 3 times and was hanging on my back. I came up stoked as hell.
First sponsor - My mom. She used to get me a tube of Nosecoat and a towel that had to last me all summer. The towel would be so crusty it could stand up by itself. I always lost it by like the third week or so and had to lay in the sand to dry all summer.
Skim trips this year - Melaque, Mexico in spring. Love the crew down there. A big storm came through so we got a ton of rain but big waves always come along with a storm. I quit doing contests a while back but my family made me enter the skim contest because my son was in it and I ended up getting 6th in Pro and on the podium so that was fun. I also made to trips to Hawaii while my brother Bill was living over there so that was cool. I got to hit Maui and Oahu and caught killer skim on both islands.
First movie you made - A skim video called Soulag in1993. My brother and I made it in my bedroom on a couple of VCR's. We leaned a lot from that movie and our next film, The Bomb, made the blueprint for others skim films and really sparked some stoke and growth into skimboarding.
First class you failed - Statistics at Saddleback Jr. College.
Last hair cut - At least 10 years ago. I guess it's about time!
Last barrel - The last good one has to be a few weeks ago. Damn! Thats not good is it? Wedge tends to fall asleep in the winter.
Last class you passed - Film Production. I got my BA at Long Beach State in 1999.
Furthest places you have traveled - South Africa for the Maloof Money Cup. The other side of the world basically. Beautiful place. I had a great time hanging with the people there and had a couple fun skim sessions in Cape Town and Durban. I love going to Japan and gotten to go there 4 times. My first trip I skimmed in the Ocean Dome wave pool which might have been my best trip ever. Chile was really fun, Vancouver, France, Portugal, and Spain.
Last movie you made
- A skim video I made with Skim Junky called, The Addiction. It's definitely worth checking out. You can see it at skimjunky.com
. The last couple of movies I made for Tenth Street Bros are on iTunes so I'm pretty stoked people have access to skim movies everywhere around the world.