Troy’s talents in the water correlate with his talents on land especially when it comes to shaping, he might be known best for his Skip Frye inspired fishes but he also excels at shaping midlengths and logs.
Imagine being able to glide, twist, and turn your way over the Californian coast whilst listening to Jimmy Hendrix on full blast. Well, full blast in your head at least. We introduce Troy Elmore; Surfer, skater and all-around Californian chico. He spends his days riding his motorbike, riding waves, and skating the streets -for Brixton, he appeared as an obvious choice to act as a representative for their brand, reflecting just what they’re about. Read on for an insight into the oh-so attractive culture that surrounds an acclaimed surfer.
“I’m from Huntigton Beach and I love surfing blackies in Newport Beach. Comparing with US, Australia was really rad. Lots of right point breaks. Where I’m from it’s mostly beach breaks so it was cool to be able to surf all the long points. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere other than California, but I would love to get out of Orange County, maybe move down south to San Diego. Back in september I was invited to the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitacional competiton.
The Duct Tape events are really cool, they’re way different from any other surf contest. It’s a very care-free event, not too competitive. Everyone is just stoked to be hanging out and surfing together. I would say they are becoming a very regular thing for me.
It’s hard to answer what’s the difference between longboard surfers and shortboards in this event, I wouldn’t say we’re longboarders, though I think all the surfers in the event are very well rounded surfers who can ride anything. As far as longboards being different from shortboards apart from the length is the way you surf them; it’s all about wave positioning and staying in the pocket when you’re riding a longboard. At least, that’s my opinion. If I did other boardsports (skating, longboarding…) ?
Yeah I have always been really into skateboarding. I don’t know if it helps me with my surfing though. I would say surfing helps my skateboarding though. I think that the relationship with Brixton started just because they related to my lifestyle – the fact that I don’t just surf, I ride motorcycles, skateboard, I’m into music – all the things that influence me, they support and are also into so it’s perfect. I definitely think there is such a thing as a surf culture. Whenever they are events everyone comes to support and hangout and be apart of the scene, it’s awesome.
I have too many idols ! Musicians, surfers, skaters, motorcycle builders, fishermen, friends. If I pick one song to either reflect, or motivate me on the water it would definitely be Jimi Hendrix’s “The Wind Cries Mary”. Joel Tudor has a movie called Longer and there is a part where he is surfing to that song and it is forever stuck in my head, I surf to “The Wind Cries Mary” every time I surf.
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TROY ELMORE GUEST SHAPER 2017 at UWL WORKSHOP | FRANCE
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