North County Magazine

 

Bryce Smithers Frees

Name: Bryce "Smithers" FreesHometown: Solana Beach and CardiffAge: 23Job: Professional amateur surfer, valet, computer geekSponsors: SRH, Ryan Judson, mom and grandma. Oh yeah, and Molly from Java Depot.I surf because… My mom makes me and because my Nintendo broke when I [...]

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Ranch Recollections

 When I was a young kid, my parents would visit with a family who owned a large, coastal, working cattle ranch which was north of Santa Barbara. It was called the Hollister Ranch. I recall riding the dirt roads, shooting [...]

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Matt Brown

Name: Matt BrownHometown: LeucadiaTravels: Fiji, Indo, Kauai, Oahu, Costa Rica, Cabo, all over Cali and BajaPresident in 2008: May the most popular puppet prevail!World Champ in 2008: Bobby MartinezFavorite food: Burgundy Tri-Tip at Seaside MarketSponsors: Marc Adam and John KiesFavorite [...]

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Brad Ausmus

Mac can take credit for being the first person to put Brad Ausmus on a surfboard sometime in the early nineties. Mac was, and still is, a carpenter at then Jack Murphy Stadium and a shaper of longboards for himself [...]

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John Campbell and Mat Larson

“So, seriously, I want to be your guys’ friend,” I said while leaving my interview with Mat Larson and John Campbell of Matuse wetsuits. After hanging out with them for about an hour-and-a-half in the freezing cold, dark back closet [...]

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Cardiff-By-The-Sea Surf Co.

Mathew Geraldo is all about carrying companies that back their product 100 percent, and companies that his friends work for. He doesn’t have a huge selection of equipment at his store in Cardiff, but everything there is good quality. Geraldo [...]

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WARE

“As a pro surfer, you just don’t know how long your career is going to be. There’s definitely no guarantee…there’s definitely a lot of uncertainty. For me, I really want to do this.”Age: 25Address: Solana BeachOccupation: Pro surferSponsors: Adio Shoes, [...]

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MILLIN

“…Maybe it is the plush life, and the little things bother us. Sometimes you feel pressure. If you don’t produce, you’re screwed.”Age: 22Address: Solana BeachOccupation: Pro surfer, life-guardSponsors: Zoo York, Univ Shop, Macbeth Optics, Himaya Sunscreen, Bryne SurfboardsTime spent living [...]

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