Kyle Jouras

My name is Kyle Jouras, I am 29 Years old from Santa Cruz California. I am the youngest of three siblings, and since infancy grew up in and around the ocean. My mother was a competitive body surfer from Manhattan Beach, so from a young age, there was a strong emphasis on all activities in and around the ocean. My family has been heavily involved with the Jr. Lifeguard program in Capitola and I began standing up on my first waves as a nine-year-old on the race paddle boards we would use for competition. I was pretty hooked instantly, and it wasn’t long before I got my first actual longboard and began exploring the reefs and point breaks in the area. At the time, all of my peers rode shortboards, so my surfing is for sure heavily influenced by that. I grew up watching Taylor Steel films and looked up and wanted to surf like guys like Taylor Knox, Slater etc. It wasn’t until high school when I was exposed to the older generation of longboarders in Santa Cruz. I started surfing with guys like Carl and Waylon Olsen, Dane Perlee, Andrew Barker and Tanner Beckett in Pleasure Point. Those guys really took me under their wing, showed me the ropes, and helped get my surfing to the place it is today.

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