Surfer who is best known for his prolific career in the ASP World Surfing circuit. He is also known for his goofy-footed riding style, where he places his right foot forward on the surfboard.
He began surfing around the age of 2. He began competing as an amateur, pre-professional in the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA).
He has won the X Games gold medal on multiple occasions. He also won his 2nd recognized ISA championship at China in 2012. He has achieved the #1 ranking on the WSL World Tour worldwide rankings in 2001.
He was born and raised in Dunedin, Florida.
He has competed against Kelly Slater on the ASP World Tour circuit.