Posted by Rick Civelli | 10.11.2012 | Surfer of the Week
Surfer of the Week 10/10/12 – Myles Beach
New Hampshire doesn’t have a whole lot of coast and doesn’t strike most people as being a surf destination, but if you ask any well travelled east coast surfer they will tell you about some of the magic of the cold rugged New England coast. Rocky point breaks are scattered from Massachusetts to Maine. It’s no wonder why when Myles signed up for WB Surf Camp, he aimed for somewhere warm with the familiarity of his home breaks found in the summertime reefs of Oahu, Hawaii. He was happy to spend a couple of weeks without the need of a wetsuit, basking in the warm rays of the Aloha state. Keep reading to find out a little bit more about this surf stoked grom from the northeast…
1. What drew you to WB Surf Camp? I wanted to go and surf in Hawaii again and I don’t think I would have been able to just go with my family so I found this camp and was pumped.
2. What inspired you to start surfing? I have always loved surfing but I have a really vague memory from my childhood. It was just me looking off the front of a long board in the early morning. I could see the beach with the rocky sloop and the sun hitting it perfectly. The water was splashing me in the face as my dad paddled out. Then somehow we caught a wave, he just popped up but I still laid on my belly. That’s my first memory of surfing in my hometown spot of Cape Cod.
3. When did you start surfing and where? I really started surfing like two years ago in Cape Cod. It is where I was born and is a great place to do some surfing unless you don’t like sharks.
4. Who is your favorite surfer and why? I like Clay Marzo a lot just because of his attitude in life. In his film, Just Add Water, I can feel what he says about being caged-in when he’s not in the ocean. Its always frustrating being in New Hampshire and just not being able to go out my front door and into my garage and just wax a board.
5. What is your favorite surf break? If I could travel anywhere it would have to be Tunnels Beach, Kauai, Hawaii. I’ve been there a couple times but never have surfed there. I look back at how funny it was seeing those surfers out there and being like omg they’re going to die. Ha ha ha but that’s what I do!
6. Describe your most memorable session? My most memorable session would have to be coming back to Cape Cod from Hawaii and surfing at my hometown break. I just was with my friend and we just had a blast trying to surf on short boards instead of long boards.
7. What are some of your interests outside of surfing? I like to longboard skate a lot and just chill with friends. I’m about anything by the ocean.
8. What is your favorite movie? Big Wednesday. If you don’t know it, rent it, and watch it.
9. What types of music do you listen to you? Any kind of music. Recently I like the band Sublime and Incubus.
10. What is your favorite food? Any seafood really. I don’t like Asian food much but I love mahi mahi.
11. What did you enjoy most about WB Surf Camp? The relationships you make with other teens, how good of friends you become, and how I really want to go back to Hawaii now!
12. Which instructor had the biggest impact on you? Probably captain K, Kirstin because she had such a good perspective on how to live life, how happy she usually was, and that she just went with the flow…like when we got lost in the van in downtown Honolulu.
13. Which WB Surf Camp destination do you plan on travelling to next year? Costa Rica would be great because there are bigger waves and I could bring my own board.
14. The three things you value most are: Friends, Having a good time, Trying your best in everything