Name: Jason Franco, a.k.a. “Munkler”
Weight: 140 lbs.
Hometown: Carlsbad, California
Sponsors: Volcom, Dragon, Surf Ride, Sequence Surfboards
Jason Franco (a.k.a. “Munkler”) is only one half of the Franco brothers. He was a tiny kid with a giant head of black hair¿hence the nickname “Munkler.” His older brother Pete laid the groundwork at State Beach in Carlsbad, and Jason’s been following in his footsteps ever since.He’s grown into one of Carlsbad’s most prized young surfers and is getting better all the time. He also aided his Carlsbad High surf team in winning the NSSA National Championship¿a first in the school’s long and strong surf history.Now that he’s much taller, he’s a big Munkler who’s ready to make a name for himself. So the next time you’re in Carlsbad, look for the giant crop of dark follicles paddling around. Say hello to him¿he’d like that.¿A.C.