MIKE STURGEON

mikesturgeon

Where were you born? La Jolla, CA

How did you get into surfing? My older cousins all ripped at surf, skate, and moto… Looked up to them and always wanted to do what they were doing as a grommie.

What is the one thing you look forward to when you get home from a trip?The best thing about coming home from a trip is seeing family and friends. Then surfing home break! Something so natural about surfing at home it just feels epic!!

What is the earliest childhood memory you have that does not deal with surfing? I remember learning to ride a bike around 4 years old and just jamming downhill into these big tall bushes cuz didn’t know how to stop.

Who has been the most influential person in your life? My dad Mike was the most influential person to me growing up. A good human, always trying to do the right thing.

Do you have a hidden talent outside of surfing? Putting away enough shrimp tacos at Fish 101 to feed a whole family. People freak out seeing how much food I put down… Been known to finish off everybody’s food at the table. Haha

What is your favorite travel location? Nothing is better than a trip to the Mentawaii’s!! Even when it gets small it’s still so fun… Mainland Mex is a solid runner up.