During last week’s swell, the Coffin family welcomed us into their home to shoot for an upcoming profile in SURFING. Although Parker was in Hawaii for the Pro Junior event at Sunset, this was our only opportunity of the 2014 winter to shoot with Conner in the environment that groomed his rare breed of surfing.
Mid-way through the first session at Rincon, it was apparent an edit by Young Wise Tails was being conceived. Conner was on fire. Over the next couple days Conner continued to go ballistic, while Ryan Perry hit record over and over and over again.
Conner has grown into something of a local celebrity around his hometown of Montecito and nearby Santa Barbara. At age 20, he handles it with ease and neglects no one, anywhere, at any time. He’s always willing to say hello and chat about recent travels or the past days of waves.
And it’s only a matter of time before that same celebrity spreads through the rest of the USA and the world. As you can see from this video, Conner has the traits of many people’s future “favorite surfer.” —Jimmicane