What beside the ocean do you enjoy?
KM: Snowboarding, I looove snowboarding. And I'm
really into art work and photography. I like taking
out some photos by Kassia
What got you into that?
KM: I broke my foot, and was out to the water
for 6 months. I was always interested in shooting
photos, but was kind of scared of it. So I started
taking some photo classes and got myself a camera
and began to realize that I had an eye for it.
So that was kinda when I started Stardust
Productions with my good friends Prue and
Anna, and we started to make videos that spun
into making movies. So yeah, breaking my foot
ended up being a blessing in disguise.
What has been the response to your new surf film
KM: It's gotten a good response, people have really
liked it, I think because it's fun and different
from other surf videos. It was our first project
and for the most part the industry has been real
responsive to it. Of course I'd love to get all
the copies out of my garage, but it's getting
out there. It was so fun to make and a good experience
and hopefully the next one will be better.
So there's a next?
KM: Yeah, we're working on a longboard film right
now, longboards, retro boards and you
know, just fun.
What do you see yourself doing after you surfing
KM: I always want to do something within surfing.
I'm going to school for graphic design right now,
so whether I use that with photography, or with
clothing companies to design clothes, I want to
keep using my artistic abilities. 'Cause surfing
is an art, like taking photos, and designing anything,
so hopefully what I'm learning in school will
help me figure out what I specifically want to
Did anyone give you support and encouragement
at the start of your surfing career?
KM: Yeah, my family. My mom and dad were always
supportive of whatever I wanted to do, which is
hard to find now. A lot of parents are like, 'you
need to go to school, you need to do this and
that', but following your dreams is the most important
thing you can do. And school is not for everyone,
so I was lucky to have their support. And now
my sponsors support me too and what I do, which
Your surfing style has been quoted as graceful,
beautiful and even angelic. Is good style something
you had to work at, or did it come naturally to
KL: I think it was something that just came with
surfing Malibu, and watching all the guys and
girls who surf the place amazingly. But now surfing
beach breaks I have to be conscious to maintain
that style and not look "flailey".