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Age: 19

Location: Mission Viejo

Prone, DK or Stand up? Doesn't matter as long as your charging.

Quick bio: I have lived in Mission Viejo my whole life, grew up surfing but gave it up for a while when I was in high school to start pursuing snowboarding; until about a year ago when I started using my GoPro in the water, decided to move up to a DSLR, and have been hooked ever since.

Who inspires your Bodyboarding/Photography? I draw inspiration from many different things, but at the end of the day, it is the people who really enjoy my work. But other than that it's mostly various water photographers, and my dad.

Favorite kind of wave? Shallow, dredging, hollow slabs. Something like Gravels/Monarch area at Salt Creek on semi low tide, a solid swell, and light offshores. So fun.

Favorite music to listen to before riding? Some old live recordings of Grateful Dead shows from the 60's, or some fast straight forward jazz from around the same era. Basically anything that consists of super talented musicians just jamming for as long as they can.

Best food to eat after riding? Any of my mom's cooking.

Why is it important for us to have clean beaches? Our society has taken advantage of our oceans, it's time we stepped up and did our part to keep it alive and thriving.

Any last words? Shout outs? I would just like to thank everyone that follows and supports me on Instagram, really means a lot! Also really stoked to be featured on Coastal Playground, and I'm stoked its for such an amazing cause!