What he does: "I’m pretty free to operate. I work for Surfer Magazine, Red Bull, and RVCA, and I’ll find places I’ve always wanted to go, start doing research on it, etc. Weeks before I shoot, I start looking at the forecasts, so I kind of know what’s going to be happening, but again, it’s Mother Nature. The night before, if I know it’s going to be good, I’m waking up three times at night naturally, just being excited, and checking a weather buoy. And the buoy is telling me the wave height, how big it’s going to be, when it’s going to come in. So it’s like I’m a meteorologist, a weatherman. All I want to do is be in the water and be shooting. I’m pretty lucky."