Best Moments of 2012

2012 was definitely an interesting year for me. I had a lot of changes in my life (mostly good), met a lot of new/interesting people, surfed a lot of different waves, and experienced many unique cultures. These photos are a representation of the different moments that impacted me throughout the year.

Happy New Year!

January 2012
Ringing in the New Year with my parents in Huntington Beach, CA. Little did I know that later in the year I would be moving back to the West Coast.

February 2012
Morocco was an amazing place... great surf, beautiful scenery, delicious food, and friendly locals. This was also my frist experience in a Muslim country. It's a very beautiful culture with respectful traditions (also managed to sneak away to Marrakech for a day). 

March 2012
My last trip to Asia while working for New Balance (definitely miss all the people I worked with and learned from over the years)... I also finally managed to capture a photo of a family of 5 on a motorbike while in Vietnam! 

April 2012
My last spring season in Boston... spring and fall are definitely the best time of year to be in New England. It's awesome to see everything coming back to life in April. 

May 2012
Peru is a country of contrasts and extremes... giant mountains, lush jungles, barren desserts, and waves that can be measured in miles. This was definitely one of the best "surf trips" I've been on. 

June 2012
My last night in Boston. 

July 2012
Welcome to my new home in Santa Barbara!

August 2012
Fiji reminded me of many places, but was unlike anywhere I had ever been. It reminded me of Hawaii because of the plant life and polynesian culture. It reminded me of the Caribbean because of the crystal clear waters and beautiful coral reefs. It reminded me of the Maldives because of the tiny islands and because your main source of transportation was boats. It was also one of the only surf trips I've been on where I was hoping for the waves to get smaller (still have scars from hitting the reef during this trip). 

September 2012
A walk through the Golden Gate State Park. It's awesome to be a short drive from San Francisco and so many other cool places. Given Santa Barbara's location, it feels like every weekend is a mini vacation. 

October 2012
My first trip to Asia with UGG. I was lucky enough to go on a side trip to the Shaolin Temple while visiting. It was great hanging out with the new team and getting to know everyone a bit better. 

November 2012
"A Very Tropical Thanksgiving" (in the Dominican Republic). I successfully convince my parents to go on a little holiday to the Dominican... and we happened to stay right in front of the one of the best waves in the Caribbean!

December 2012
Christmas time with the family in Chicago. 

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