“I’ve always loved water, from swimming pools to lakes to the ocean. I learned how to surf around the age of 13, and really started going out regularly on my own around age 15, after that point I was hooked, I remember my first surfboard I found in a dumpster at La Jolla Shores. I took it home and had my brother help me fix it up and we painted it. My little sisters still have that board to this day which is pretty rad”. Tessa Timmons