|Best Surfing Memory:||
During a surf trip to Mazatlan, Mexico I witnessed a waterfall made of butterflies. While surfing head-high peelers, thousands of butterflies descended off of a cliff, straight through the lineup, and out to sea. The only thing that could’ve made the session better would’ve been if the break had been a righthander rather than a left…
|When I'm not surfing:||Playing Guitar, cleaning, gardening, hanging with the family.
Editor's note: JP is a gifted photographer as well.
|Favorite spots||Rincon, Malibu, and Costa Rica|
|Favorite local eats||Backyard Bowls for a snack, Sakana for dinner, and Mesa Cafe or Cody's for breakfast|
|Favorite local surf shop||A-Frame, Beach House, Channel Islands|
|What's on your ipod||Eddie Vedder Ukulele songs, Sublime, The Doors, Good Ol War, Bedouin Soundclash|
|Favorite movies||The Hangover , Shelter, and Searching for Tom Curren|
|More about Jean-Paul Garcia||
Editor’s Note: In addition to being a fantastic longboarder who consistently is a top performer in local contests, “JP” (as he is known by his friends) is also a pillar of the local surfing community. An environmental activist, surf coach, and mentor, JP has had a tremendous impact on the development of many of our area’s top young surfing talent through his Santa Barbara Seals (visit www.santabarbaraseals.com), and Gold Coast Groms organizations, and his sponsors include Sex Wax, Sanuk, Maui Jim, and Billabong. Be sure to check out his blog at www.jeanpaulgarcia.blogspot.com.
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