We are excited to announce the addition of Hunter Jones to our athlete roster. Jones is a creative and influential member of the surfing community with goals to help foster a diverse and inclusive environment for surfers. “With this amazing opportunity I feel that I have a responsibility to be a role model to help inspire more diversity in the water,” says Jones. “When I was growing up, I didn’t have someone that looked like me that I could look up to. Even when I paddle out now on any given day at 45th Street [in El Porto], I’m the only one that looks like me. I want to help the next generation of surfers by creating an inclusive and representative environment in the water.”
Home Break: El Porto, Manhattan Beach
Cover and profile story of Southbay Magazine dec/Jan issue. Stunt Double surfer for Netflix’s Outerbanks and HBO’s ballers. Co-founder of 1planetonepeople. WSL Personality
Years Surfing: 15
Sponsors: Body Glove, Sanuk, Saint Archer
Favorite surf spot: 3rd point Malibu, Uppers, or home when it’s on
Coolest place you've ever been: San Sebastián, Spain
Heroes: My Father and Mother (but low key have always wanted to be Spider-Man)
Best advice I’ve received: You’ve got to believe in yourself first before anyone else is ever going to believe in you. You can do anything you put your mind too.
Hobbies outside surfing: Filmmaking, acting, guitar, skating
Secret talent: I can crack my jaw 😂
Perfect day: Wake up and score A-frame tubes and ramps in my backyard with all my best friends. Get out, grab an epic breakfast and then check the photos/clips from the day and everyone ends up getting a sick shot. Check Surfline and see it's glassing off, go find a sandbar or jetty to surf through the sunset till dark. Cap off the day with a beer and a fire pit and I’m solid.
What creates your happiness? Sharing waves with friends, traveling and experiencing new waves and cultures, being creative and putting out projects.