The ocean has given me my greatest gifts, best friends, most memorable adventures and some of my scariest moments. I started surfing over 25 years ago on Long Island, NY and moved to Sonoma County, CA in 95'. As a teenager I made the paddle-out one day during a hurricane swell (probably due to a lull) and I caught a few solid ones. Hooked for life after that. I have surfed extensively in Peru, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, most east coast states, Mexico, Costa Rica, and all of the Hawaiian Islands. The Aloha spirit and my appreciation for the ocean is woven deeply into everything I do. A more complete surf portfolio at Surfline.com/photos as well.