Shaun Ward Interview

[IMAGE 1]From: Huntington Beach, California
Sponsors: Hurley, Smith, Rawson, Ocean Minded, Huntington Surf and Sport
Age: 17
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 140

Where do you normally surf?

H.B. Pier.

You have one more year left at Huntington Beach High right?


What are you looking forward to next year?

The NSSA Season and travelling.

Where are you gonna travel to?

I’m going to South Africa and I want to make it over to Hawaii a couple times this winter. I’m looking forward to that.

Do you like big waves?

No, I’m not really experienced in big waves.

But you want to get that experience?

Yeah, I want to get big wave experience for sure.

What do you do when you’re not surfing?

Hang out with girls.

[IMAGE 2]What if they don’t want to hang out with you?

They ain’t like that though. No, I hang out with girls or I play golf or basketball with my friends.

What’s one of the dumbest things that’s ever happened to you?

Forgetting to put gas in my car and running out of gas in the middle of the road.

Where was that?

I don’t know, it was just like around¿it happened to me in Huntington one time. I just ran out of gas. I don’t know. Paddle out in the water without a leash string on my board. I just put my leash on and just go out surfing with my leash.

Why do you do such dumb shit?

I don’t know, my minds always on that girl thing.

You know what they say about claimers, it’s the opposite of the actual truth¿is that the case here?

No, not at all.

What’s your favorite part about summertime in Huntington?

There’s a lot of girls around and you get to hang out with all your friends down the beach¿they all meet at one spot and hang out. Just surf all day.

Do you guys ever go to Newport?

Yep, five-four, I surf there all the time. That’s another one of our spots.

Who do you hang out with?

Timmy Reyes and everybody, Tippy.

Are you jealous of Timmy’s car?

Yeah, if I would have spent that much money on a car I would of got something better. I would have got a Mercedes instead of a BMW.

Do you ever perp to girls that Timmy’s car is your car?

Yeah, all the time. (Laughs) If he lets me drive it I’m gonna go straight to some girls house.

Who gets more girls, you or Timmy?

Me, for sure.

So if I ask him he’ll say the same thing?

Yeah, exactly.

Who are your mentors?

I look up to guys that are crazy, like Archy.

Why is that?

Cause’ they’re rad. They do big stuff and they don’t even claim it or anything. They’ll do something huge and they won’t say nothing about it.

Do you think they claim their chicks?

I don’t know. (laughs) I was just messing around.

It’s all going on there. Don’t worry.

It’s over, huh?

What are your plans for the future? What do you want to be? A lawyer?

I haven’t got anything figured out yet. This has all happened so fast I don’t know what I’m doing.

What’s up with the gold chain around your neck?

It’s alright, I just wear it kinda like an accessory.

So, poopers, do you want to say anything to anybody?

Wait, first get it right, it’s poops not poopers.

Do you want to give any props poops?

I want to give props out to Peemus because the guys a madman who doubles all kinds of girls.

Who’s Peemus?

He’s the master poops¿Master P is what they call him. When he surfs it looks like he’s pooping.