Following our Surf Team meeting up at Angie’s Subs, I sat down for a little Interview with two of the raddest menehunes around town – Simon Durham and Jordan Venn! Both attend school at Sea Side Elementary and surf non-stop. Evan Thompson, one of our professional team riders, has been helping these two take their surfing to the next level with his lessons. Here’s the full Q & A with the fellas:
“Who’s your favorite surfer?”
Simon – John John Florence.
Jordan – John John Florence.
“What kind of boards do you guys ride?”
Simon – Sharp Eye.
Jordan – Orion.
“What has been your favorite surfing trip? Why?”
Simon – Melbourne Regionals because the waves were fun and big.
Jordan – Melbourne Regionals too, because we got to hang out with all the groms.
“Do you guys have any sort of ritual you perform before you surf your heats?”
Simon – Surf for 30 minutes, drink some water, get a little snack, then go!
Jordan – Surf for 15 minutes then I’ll look at the waves so I can get some energy for my heat.
“What kind of music gets you pumped up before heats?”
Simon – Metallica.
Jordan – Me too, Metallica.
“What has been your biggest accomplishment so far in surfing?”
Simon – Did a big air not too long ago at the Pier.
Jordan – When I got 1st in Menehunes ESA.
“Favorite surf movie?”
Simon – View From A Blue Moon.
Jordan – View From A Blue Moon, too.
“Favorite spot to surf around town?”
Simon – The Pier.
Jordan – North Jetties.
“Favorite trick to do?”
Simon – Melon Grab.
Jordan – Air.
“Favorite spot to eat? GO.”
Simon – Cantina Louie.
Jordan – Moes.
Thanks fellas! We’ll see you at Wavemasters.😎