Source: Drawing one of the most unique lines of the trip, Mell stuffed his 7'7" pintail into a double-barrel drainer, all while maintaining a ‘60s-inspired parallel stance.

You started surfing pretty late, right?

I was around 14 when I got into it. I was really devoted to playing football when I was young and I was going to play in high school until I found out there was surf P.E. Then I decided that would be better than getting yelled at by a football coach every day. My friends and I started practicing every day at Blackies in Newport Beach, which is how I became friends with Alex Knost.

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