PHOTOS: D.J. FARLEY
Living Quarters: Oceanside, CA
Sticker Placement: XYZ Clothing, Linden Surfboards,DVS Shoes, World Force Wet Suits, Active Ride Shop, Anarchy Eyewear.
This interview takes place during a fat meal at Outback while the ink is still wet on Zach’s newly signed contract with XYZ.
How much does skating influence your surfing?
Basically, I try to apply the same techniques of launching on ramps to the wave.
How often do you skate?
Whenever the waves are flat.
What new moves do you see coming 2000 and beyond?
I’d say different variations of grabs combined with alley-oops and reverses, shuvits, barrel rolls. Surfing is progressing quickly with all the groms going off!
Any contest plans?
The standard format is not for me. I plan on doing all the air shows.
I’ve been editing video with Sector/Boost in my spare time.
Favorite Surf Spot:
Any hollow wave.
Scorpion Bay with friends in ‘97.
High score on Pro Skater:
Choose a peak down the beach!