Checkout: Nick Jiampa

(a.k.a. The Wrench)

Age: 21

Height: 5’8″

Weight: 150 lbs.

Home: San Diego, California

Sponsors: Salomon Wetsuits and Clothing, Pacific Drive Surf Shop

Nick’s known in San Diego as “The Wrench” because all the older carps around hate that the kid is always on every wave. He does catch a lot of waves. He’s not a paddle-around hassle guy, he just has a magnet in his board for waves. The kid is cut from a different stone than the rest of the groms around here. He would much rather get a fake I.D. so he can vote or go watch bands at the Casbah while other kids his age just want to drink. He doesn’t dress or talk like a stereotypical surfer, but he sure is a damn good one. He’s very into music and has unique tastes like The Sonics, The Saints, Sonic Youth, Modern Lovers, Syndicate of Sound, and any dirty rock and roll. Nick rules. Watch out for him-he’ll be on the wave of the day at a spot near you soon.-Jason Weatherly