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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.
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
For our 50th year, we’re looking forward, not back, to life on Earth. Together, we can prioritise purpose over profit and protect this wondrous planet, our only home.