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People start getting agro on a 2-foot day

This isn’t Hawaii! There is nothing to fight over!

31 year old Engineer Brian Alvarado surfs Law Street.
31 year old Engineer Brian Alvarado surfs Law Street.

Local?

“No. I’m from Riverside.”

How long have you been surfing?

2 years.

What motivated you to take up the hobby?

“I moved [to PB] two years ago. My roommate is really into surfing and I started going out with him. It became an everyday thing. I love the ocean and have been a swimmer for a long time. Over the summer it was great because when I got off work, I had about two hours to surf.”

Favorite spot?

“Law Street, for sure, out of convenience. I can walk here. I like Scripps too.”

Favorite Surfing moment?

“This October was great. It got pretty big. It was super exciting. Those were the biggest waves I have surfed so far.”

How many surf boards do you have?

“Three. I have an 8', a 9’6, and a 6'. The 6' I got from my company. They were giving out surfboards in a raffle. One of the guys who won the raffle couldn’t take it home on the airplane. They had it on display. I asked if I could take out and they said sure. I didn’t give it back for a while, and my boss said, ‘You can just keep it!'"

Have you had any surfing injuries?

“About two months ago I split my dome. I was just messing around. It’s always when you’re just messing around that you get hurt. I was getting barreled, and I went down. My board shot up. While I was under water [the board] cracked my head. I just kind of felt like something was not right. I got out of the water and a guy on the beach looked at me and said, ‘Hey man are you alright?’ I felt blood on my forehead. I asked him, “Am I fucked up?’ He said, ‘Dude, you’re gonna need stitches.’ The lifeguards came and bandaged me and cleaned my wounds. The paramedics told me, ‘It looks like you have a hatchet wound!’ I drove myself to the urgent care. I got two staples and stitches. I had to be out of the water for a week and a half. It gave my face a new feature. It looks badass!”

Surfing Pet peeve?

“When people start getting agro at other people on like a 2-foot day. It’s kind of like, there are kids out here; this isn’t Hawaii! There is nothing to fight over!”

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31 year old Engineer Brian Alvarado surfs Law Street.
31 year old Engineer Brian Alvarado surfs Law Street.

Local?

“No. I’m from Riverside.”

How long have you been surfing?

2 years.

What motivated you to take up the hobby?

“I moved [to PB] two years ago. My roommate is really into surfing and I started going out with him. It became an everyday thing. I love the ocean and have been a swimmer for a long time. Over the summer it was great because when I got off work, I had about two hours to surf.”

Favorite spot?

“Law Street, for sure, out of convenience. I can walk here. I like Scripps too.”

Favorite Surfing moment?

“This October was great. It got pretty big. It was super exciting. Those were the biggest waves I have surfed so far.”

How many surf boards do you have?

“Three. I have an 8', a 9’6, and a 6'. The 6' I got from my company. They were giving out surfboards in a raffle. One of the guys who won the raffle couldn’t take it home on the airplane. They had it on display. I asked if I could take out and they said sure. I didn’t give it back for a while, and my boss said, ‘You can just keep it!'"

Have you had any surfing injuries?

“About two months ago I split my dome. I was just messing around. It’s always when you’re just messing around that you get hurt. I was getting barreled, and I went down. My board shot up. While I was under water [the board] cracked my head. I just kind of felt like something was not right. I got out of the water and a guy on the beach looked at me and said, ‘Hey man are you alright?’ I felt blood on my forehead. I asked him, “Am I fucked up?’ He said, ‘Dude, you’re gonna need stitches.’ The lifeguards came and bandaged me and cleaned my wounds. The paramedics told me, ‘It looks like you have a hatchet wound!’ I drove myself to the urgent care. I got two staples and stitches. I had to be out of the water for a week and a half. It gave my face a new feature. It looks badass!”

Surfing Pet peeve?

“When people start getting agro at other people on like a 2-foot day. It’s kind of like, there are kids out here; this isn’t Hawaii! There is nothing to fight over!”

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