Height: 6′ 6
Weight: 185 lbs.
Sponsors: Hurley, Wave Riding Vehicles, Etnies, Jensen Sunglasses
Pipeline local and member in good standing of the Wolpak, Aamion Goodwin, stopped by the TransWorld SURF office the other day while picking up a surfboard from Pat “Mully Mulhern of Wave Riding Vehicles, located across the street from our headquarters. Aamion’s a good guy and a great Pipe surfer. Here’s a little chat we had after cruising around Oceanside and grabbing some lunch…
TransWorld SURF: So, let’s cut to the chase. How has Pipe been this year?
Aamion Goodwin: It started off kind of weird. And then in December there were two weeks of good waves and everybody got their share of barrels. It’s crazy just to be able to catch a wave out there, it’s such a blessing. I’m just stoked to sneak one in here and there. I guess last week was really good, you just kind of wait around all year for it to get good.
How long did it take before you started getting set waves out there?
Geeez. Probably a good five years pulling into closeouts, getting a lucky one here and there. Being from Kaua’i, you’re less likely to get burned and dropped in on.
Speaking of Kaua’i, what’s your role in the “Wolfpak?
It’s kind of like a brotherhood that started over in Kaua’i. It’s basically the guys from Kaua’i, O’ahu, and Maui who stay on the North Shore year-round. It’s about putting your time in and making sure everything runs smoothly, I guess. But, it’s more of a brotherhood than anything and I’m stoked to be a part of it.
So you got married last October. How’s that going for you?
It’s killer, you know? It keeps me out of trouble, I don’t go out and rage, just go home, relax, and dinner’s waiting for you (laughs). My wife (Daize Shayne) is the best.
And you guys split time between here (California) and Hawai’i?
Yeah, she has to be over here a lot for her music. We just try to spend as much time together as possible. Whenever one of us gets a break, I’ll come over here, or she’ll come over there.
What do you have going on in the next couple of months?
I’m planning a New Zealand trip in March. I’ll go to Puerto (Escondido) at least once or twice, that’s a great place to get work done. After that, Fiji. And after that a boat trip somewhere, I haven’t finalized that yet, but I’ll figure something out.
Anything else you want to add?
Umm, I’d just like to thank my sponsors for enabling me to do what I love, surf and hang out with my friends. There’s not a lot of stress being a pro surfer!