Julian Malotti: "It’s a hobby, it’s the workout, a stress reliever.”
Name: Julian Malotti
Location: Ocean Beach
It was a windy day at Ocean Beach when I approached Julian Malotti. “I’ve been surfing since 1986, when I was eleven. It’s a hobby, it’s the workout, a stress reliever.”
Malotti drives down to OB most mornings to surf right before he heads to work. “The conditions are okay today,” says Malotti “I would say a 4 out of 10."
“I’ve gotten stung a couple of times in La Jolla and in Mexico. Stitches are kind of normal for surfers, especially when you are learning but then after you learn, I would say stitches happen once every five years. Not too bad,” he says, grinning.
“I see seals and dolphins all the time. They swim by. I’ve seen a whale once at the point, it was maybe 50 yards away. There was also a baby whale super close to the shore in Pacific Beach.”