One of my favorite things about basing myself in Southern California all summer! After a long trip somewhere -- without seeing a pretty girl -- you see this straight off the plane at LAX.
This was during the US Open last year. That contest is out of control. I was still in the Pro Junior event until the last day, so I was trying to stay mellow -- but still amongst it all. Could be anyone in there. We had some damn good times.
I have really been trying to take advantage of everything on my travels rather than sitting in a hotel room or internet cafe all day long. I want to come home with stories. I want to see things not everyone will see in their life. I know how lucky I am to be able to do what I am doing, so I am going to run with it.
While being injured at home this winter, I got to watch all the new little kids that surf Pinetrees everyday. This is my little cousin, Sammy Grey. He's only nine years old and rips. Remember his name!