When did you first start surfing? I bought I beat up board, wet suit, and leash off of a photographer in ’06, in Wilmington, N.C. Caught my first few waves in the South, but life in the Marines Corps got in the way of any progress I might have had. Finally in “09, after I moved back up to New England a paddled out in Rhode Island and from that cold day on I have made surfing a huge focus of my life.
What do you love about surfing? Everything about it, I wish I could have started when I was little guy like a lot of the people around the beach, just so i could have loved it for longer.
Favorite Food? Pizza—OF COURSE
Accomplishments? I’m from Connecticut, a place with salt water and no waves, so i’m just happy that I had the opportunity to learn and the ability to teach the something I love, so that there is my greatest accomplishment.
What do you like about teaching? I love to see people of all ages from different places challenging themselves in a unfamiliar and sometimes unforgiving environment. It really makes me happy inside to see such a thing. Another like, is when it is 90 degrees out on a summer afternoon and we have a family out in the water with us having fun together, brings me a lot of joy to see something I feel is dying in our culture, family……Ohana!!!!!
Favorite Quote?–Well one off them! “Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is”
What can somebody expect when doing a lesson with you? My instruction is backed by passion for what I do. I give everything I have out in the water. Clear and precise instruction followed positive re-enforcement.