I am from a small village called Samara. I started bodyboarding when I was 4 years old. At 6 years old I saw Canadian guys use an old surfboard and thought it looked way more radical than what I was doing on a bodyboard. When I was 7 years old my aunt gave me a surfboard. As my father associated surfers with drugs, we had to hide our love of the sport from him for the first year or so. Read more
I entered a few local competitions at a young age and my father then saw my love for it! I got sponsored from a few local shops in my town at a young age and surfing has been my religion ever since. I am stoked to be apart of the barefoot team and to share my love of surfing and the ocean with our guests!