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  • Greg Long
    Greg LongSurf Ambassador

    Greg Long is often referred to as “the best young big wave surfer on the planet.” Born and raised in San Clemente, and despite success in the amateur ranks, Greg took a turn away from traditional pro surfing, to pursue his passion for surfing huge waves.

    • Ramon Navarro
      Ramon NavarroSurf Ambassador

      Chilean surf legend Ramon Navarro was born at world famous point break Punta de Lobos. He is one of Chile’s first professional surfers, and has a reputation for seeking out and riding giant surf, whether in his home country of Chile or around the globe. The son of a fisherman, Ramon also maintains a strong passion for protecting precious coastal resources in Chile and beyond.

      • Erik Abel
        Erik AbelArtist Ambassador

        Erik Abel is an artist and surfer from Ventura, California. He’s spent the last 20 years surfing around the world, painting, and designing art. Sliding around on waves and pushing paint have been the two most influential aspects of Abel’s life. His focus on fundraising for ocean-related nonprofits allows him to use his creative talents to support causes he believes in.

        • Nikki Brooks
          Nikki BrooksArtist Ambassador

          Santa Cruz photographer and surfer Nikki Brooks loves to document surfers on journeys near and far in search of waves less ridden. Nikki is excited to collaborate with like minded surfers and to continue to create imagery that will inspire others to protect the waves, coasts, and shorelines of places both near to home and those far away.

          • João De Macedo
            João De MacedoWorld Surfing Reserves Ambassador

            After first standing up on a surfboard in 1989 in Praia Grande, Sintra, João went on to become one of Portugal’s top young surfers, traveling and competing around the world while still keeping an active academic life.

            • Kyle Thiermann
              Kyle ThiermannSurf Ambassador

              Kyle is a young professional surfer from Santa Cruz, California, who rallies surfers and consumers to become more aware of the power they have to affect change in their communities, and worldwide. He is sponsored by Patagonia and travels the world while earning his degree in Green Business at the same time.

              • Tiago Pires
                Tiago PiresSurf Ambassador

                Tiago Pires, aka Saca, is the first ever Portuguese surfer on the ASP World Tour. Pires, a national hero in Portugal, faced the world’s best surfers to become the first surfer on tour to break 9X ASP World Champion Kelly Slater’s domination in the first half of the year in 2008 at the Rip Curl Pro Search in Indonesia.

                • Tyler Fox
                  Tyler FoxSurf Ambassador

                  Tyler Fox hales from the cold water and powerful waves of Santa Cruz, California. He has been fortunate enough to travel throughout Europe teaching kids to surf, mixed it up with the world’s best big wave surfers on the Big Wave World Tour as well as a recent 4th place finish in The Mavericks Invitational

                  • Jeff Denholm
                    Jeff DenholmSurf Ambassador

                    Jeff is as tough as they come. Born and raised on the southern coast of Maine, he lost his dominant arm in an accident on an Alaskan fishing trawler.