Surfer who won X Games gold and became the first professional surfer ever to score three "perfect ten" rides in ASP's three-wave scoring system. He was included on Surf Europe's list of the one hundred greatest surfers of all time.
He graduated from San Clemente High School in San Clemente, California in 1990.
After retiring from professional surfing, he became a surfing writer for ESPN and a coach with Red Bull.
He married a woman named Sofia.
He competed against surfers like Kelly Slater during his illustrious career.