Joe Curren's Ambassador Profile

Brian Nevins

Joe Curren

Surfing Ambassador

  • Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Resides: Brookings, OR

Raised surfing the classic breaks of Rincon and The Ranch, Joe earned a reputation as a far-flung traveler and later on as a photographer capturing profound yet often-overlooked facets of the surfing journey. He inherited his father’s restless nature, and more recently an interest in woodworking and shaping. Joe now lives with his wife and daughter near Brookings, a small town on the southern Oregon coast.

Career Highlights
  • Caught his first wave at Hammonds Reef in 1983

  • Multiple surfing, diving, and fishing trips to Baja with his father

  • Surfed Kirra and Jeffrey’s Bay, early ‘90’s

  • Made his first off-the-beaten surf trip to Scotland in 1996

  • Traveled to over 40 countries

  • Married his wife, Teasha in 2005

  • Profiled inSurfer Magazine, 2007

  • Featured in the films, One California Day,The Fifth Symphony,Glass Love andThread

  • Photographs exhibited at galleries in San Francisco, New York, London, Paris and Tokyo

  • Shaped a surfboard that actually works, 2011

  • Renovated a mid-century brick and stucco building in downtown Crescent City, home to Joe’s frame shop and studio, 2015