I was born in Chicago, where I couldn't do any of the stuff I dreamed of doing. I was lucky enough to learn to surf on a vacation to the east coast and that was it, I got the bug for life. Ever since then I have been living next to the ocean, first Miami, now Los Angeles.
For me, LA has been the mecca of adventure compared to where I'm from. I surf, I rock climb, I climb mountains and snowboard down them. It's all here. I love the nature here and the grandness of it. Being that little speck on a giant rock wall, riding inside the tube of a cylindrical wave breaking over a reef, leaving the first tracks down a white-capped remote peak. For me, what drives my adventures is all about putting yourself somewhere you never thought possible and getting to tell the story about it.
I do the same thing with surfing, and my students get to do it as well after they ride their first wave. It doesn't matter what level your at, it's all about trying to step up and push yourself to go higher than you've gone before .