Photography: Cole Beal @colebeal
B: Where are you travelling to next?
M: I'll be off to Australia beginning March 23rd with a group of girls:
Erin Ashley (worm) - Profesh Longboarder
Hayley Gordon- Surfer/Videographer
Sarah Taylor- Short board extraordinaire
We plan on renting a surf mobile and doing a drive thru of the coast, surfing and meeting up with our Aussy friends along the way.
We're documenting the fun, so keep your eyes peeled for a video soon after at Leashless.tv
B: Who do you find the most influential in your surfing?
M: There are two women in particular that I drawn most of my inspiration from. I've always looked up to Jen Smith because we grew up in the same town and I saw how she got to travel the world and essentially went on to make a career as a woman longboarder and a world champion. The other is someone I've always and will forever admire - Rell Sunn the a master of style and flow, I find inspiration in her surfing every day.
B: Are you working on a board model?
M: I'm looking forward to working with Matt Calvani on a new a low volume nose rider to add to the line up of Bing models. I'll keep you all posted on what we come up with!
B: When did you start surfing and where?
I come from a family of surfers and shapers who have deep roots in San Diego surf history. So surfing seemed like something that was always encouraged.
I started surfing at age 12 on my dad's 10'0 Gordon and Smith.
He'd would take my younger twin sisters and I down to Tourmaline Surf Park in Pacific Beach almost every day and essentially that beach became our second home. A couple years after learning to surf I started competing and soon after started winning. Eventually, allowing me to traveling to different parts of the world - it's been a real blessing.