So are you going to France in July for the World
Longboard Championship in July?
I'm not sure about France right now. I totally
want to go, and I could totally slap in on a credit
card, but I'm at that point where I don't see
as much return as I'd like in that, so I don't
know if I have it in me to go. Also, my sponsor
is sponsoring the event in France, so I'm figuring
they should send a team to represent at that event.
So if they don't send us, I might bar it.
Good for you. What's one of your favorite photos
JC: I found one the other
day, it's a shot in New Zealand, of this one plant,
and I cross processed it, and it's with a fish
eye lens. It brings me back to this really neat
time in my life, all these new experiences and
fun travels. I was filming with Thomas Campbell
at the time and he had given me the lens and given
me inspiration on how to process it and stuff,
so I really like that one because of the time
and people involved. And there is this one of
my friend Scotty, on a big half pipe circle, just
really free and about to drop back down on this
skate ramp. I have a lot of respect for skaters.
I remember the time, he was all stressed out,
team managing for Globe, and he took a break and
went skating, and I remember his style was just
so rad. It's a cool skateboard shot.
out some photos by Julie
Do you have a joke you could tell us?
JC: How do you make
a Kleenex dance?
JC: Put a boogie
Yeah! I've asked every Jetty Girl that question
and you're the first to tell me a joke. Congratulations!
JC: Really?! Ah dude!
My mom told me that one.
What surfers have influenced you?
JC: First off, Lisa Anderson, her photo was the
first I had seen of a female surfer and she looked
super stylish and graceful and powerful and beautiful.
So her, and Alison Bailey, she used to drive me
to the beach. And the three girls I met when I
was about 16, Ashley, Kassia
and Carla, they were very influential, cause we'd
all go surfing together and push each other and
we were all kinda doing the longboarding thing
at the time - noseriding and cross stepping, and
cutbacks and switch stance and whatnot. And then
like Prue Jeffries,
Falina Spires, Mary Bagalso, Brittany Leonard
was pivotal, surfer from Malibu, had a very gentle
nature about her, I remember looking up to her.
Maureen Drummy, she had a very great feminine
style on a longboard. She'd come camp at Leo Carrillo,
where I worked, I always thought that was cool,
camping girl coming to surf my homebreak. Jeremy
and Travis Collings, my boys I grew up with surfing,
Dane Peterson, another longboard kid from Malibu,
always pushing the limits, I think he rips, he's
got a crazy style, but is always a couple steps
ahead of everyone. And let's see, Dane Perlee
up in Santa Cruz.
Alright, last question - How do you feel about
non-surfers/models being used to advertise surf
companies when there are plenty of ripper surfer
girls that could be used instead?
JC: Chris and I talked about this a little bit.
I think it's kind of weird, because that's what
a team is all about. You should use your team
for marketing because those are the people doing
it. I don't know what's up with that world. Are
we too muscular or fit for them or something?
I don't really get it. Or are we traveling too
much and it's too hard to pin us down? It's just
strange. There are so many beautiful women that
surf and have the confidence and that thing about
them that makes them so rad and marketable. So
I don't know why they go with the skinny, pinner
modeling chicks. Nothing against them, you know,
but with the guys, they don't hire guy models.
Surfers are beautiful, awesome people, why not
take advantage of that? That's the whole reason
for having a team I reckon.
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