What exactly is your role at GoPro?
I’m an athlete for GoPro, but I also work on events for them. I’m in Teahupo’o right now for the world tour event and I’ll be doing the GoPro Live filming from the back of the ski, along with the GoPro Challenge at this event. So I’ll be giving the guys cameras and editing their footage. I also do some production stuff, so yeah, a bit of everything really.
So tell me about the Grom Games trip in Bali. Any funny stories?
That was pretty fun hanging out with all the groms. I was mostly in the car with Al and Motta, and they were kinda talking shit to everyone in Spanish because the other groms couldn’t understand them, so that was pretty funny. Overall everyone was mellow though. There was no drama, and all the kids were surfing really good.
Tell me about the inspiration behind the GoPro competition that you guys had going on.
Surfing approached me and said we want to introduce the GoPro into the Grom Games. We thought it would be cool to get all the groms filming and get all their personalities out there for the world to see, on top of their surfing of course. I was there to facilitate the process and make sure they know how to work all the GoPro gear.