Sean Peterson Interview

[IMAGE 1]Sean Peterson
Age: Eighteen
Sponsors: Tavarua, Sol Life, O’Neill, Surf One, Block Surf
From: Santa Cruz-Pleasure Point Area

Chances are you’ve never heard of the one named Sean Peterson. Sean is a Santa Cruz kid who’s very quiet and surfs very well. Sean’s a rookie to this whole pro thing, but his will to succeed is heavy. If you see Sean in a heat, root for him-he’d like it.

Checky Fresh: What do you like to do when you’re not surfing?
Sean: Pretty much, right now I’m trying to train a lot.

What do you do for training?
Go work out at Spa fitness and I got a treadmill at home.

Why do you want to be so fit?
The top guys in the world are fit-just follow in their footsteps.

Who are your Santa Cruz mentors?
I surf with Josh Denny, Dustin Stedying, Noi Kaulukukui, Jeremy Davis, and a couple other kids.

Who’s your favorite surfer?
Curren.

Why?
I don’t know-he’s weird. He’s kinda of a strange guy-you can never figure him out.

Are you a strange guy that can’t be figured out?
I’m just Sean.

What kind of music do you listen to?
I like all kinds-I don’t really listen to music.

Is there anything exciting about you I can ask you?
Not really. I guess-I’m kinda quiet.

What kind of car do you drive?
I don’t have my license yet.

Why not?
Cause I’m bogging.

Why you bogging on getting your license? You’re eighteen and you don’t have a license?
I haven’t got to it yet-I failed the permit test.

What are your plans for the future?
I’m gonna do PSTA’s and QS and try to do that.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you?
Last night, me and my friend Josh went to got eat in Cardiff. We got on the freeway going south from here (Oceanside), pulled up at this Marie Callendar’s so we wouldn’t go to Cardiff because we didn’t want to drive so far. Left Marie Callendar’s, got back on the road going South and then we were driving by cardiff and we thought we passed Cardiff-we thought we passed cardiff on the way down. We drove to San Diego.

Who’s fault was that?
I don’t know-I wasn’t driving.

You can’t drive!
I know how -I just don’t have a license.

Any comments?
Don’t follow anybody.