February 11th, 2016
SCHS Surf Team Spotlight: Adam Goldstone
“I will kill anyone for a trip to Indonesia.”
– Adam Goldstone, SCHS Varsity Team Surfer
Those nine very telling words sum up Adam Goldstone to his core: He is a viscous murder and he really digs the scene in Southeast Asia. Need we say more?
Okay fine, here are some other interesting facts: When he’s not busy performing heinous acts of violence around San Clemente, he can be found working at the Toes on the Nose surf shop or eating a breakfast burrito.
As you can see, Adam is a complex study in human development: Ace student by day; serial wave killer by 3pm. How did such a seemingly mild-mannered kid turn out to have such a fierce appetite for destruction? Blame it on bad ass peer pressure.
Around the age of six, Adam’s began casually hitting the breaks of Sano when a few chance encounters with the infamous Gudauskas trio fueled his paltry hobby into a full on obsession. From then on Adam was lost to the world, only making occasional contact with the human race during volleyball practice (he’s on the Varsity team here too!), skate sessions, or when getting denied by girls (his words, not ours).
Describing himself as “pretty damn sweet”, Adam hopes his blood thirsty rage will seat him well at Nationals where his 5’9” JS and Hamish Graham will be his preferred weapons of choice.
Sadistic, mental, savage: It’s no wonder Adam Goldstone is Swell’s SCHS surf team pick of the week!
FULL NAME: Adam James Goldstone
ANY SIBLINGS: My brother, Nick
DOES YOUR FAMILY SURF? My dad used to get out with me at Sano
HEIGHT: 5’ 7”
SPONSORS: Xcel Wetsuits, DBC Ride Shop
LIFE MOTTO: When the wave breaks here, don’t be there
SURFING INJURIES: I always seem to hit my head once in a while
WHAT AGE DID YOU BEGIN SURFING: About 6 years old
HOW AND WHO GOT YOU STARTED: I really started getting into it when the Gudauskas bros took me down to Sano a couple of times.
FIRST BOARD: One of Dane Gudauskas’ old, bright green boards
CURRENT BOARDS AND SETUP: I’m riding a JS 5’9” and a 5’9” from Hamish Graham
WHAT AGE DID YOU BEGIN COMPETING: 12 or 13
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Being able to be around some of the best surfers to come through San Clemente High School
GOALS FOR THE SEASON: Go big at nationals and the Red Bull “game” we have coming up
OTHER SPORTS OR HOBBIES: Volleyball and skating
WORKOUT / PRACTICE ROUTINE: I really don’t workout much, but sometimes I’ll ride my bike a few miles
ANY TALENTS OUTSIDE OF SURFING: None. I’m really normal
FAVORITE PROS AND WHY: Wardo, because he simply kills it; Bruce Irons, because he’s a mad man when he surfs; and Dave Price, because he still surfs better than I do
FAVORITE BREAK: Lowers and Rivi
HOME BREAK: Lowers and Rivi
WHERE HAVE YOU TRAVELED: I’ve been to Hawaii a few times
PLACE YOU MOST WANT TO TRAVEL TO: I will kill anyone for a trip to Indonesia
DO YOU HAVE A JOB: Toes on the Nose Surf Shop
3 WORDS YOUR FRIENDS WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE YOU: That kids crazy
3 WORDS YOU WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF: Pretty damn sweet
FAVORITE SUBJECT: Surf class
HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN SUCH A HIGH GPA? It’s probably because I have a really big brain
COLLEGE / PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: Saddleback for two years, then UCSB
POSSIBLE CAREER INTERESTS: Very interested in a career in surfing or a taxi driving
WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN SCHOOL, YOU’RE MOST LIKELY DOING WHAT? Surfing, getting denied by girls, and some more surfing
FAVORITE MUSIC / BANDS: Sublime, Black Sabbath, Pepper and Led Zeppelin
RANDOM THINGS PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU: I’m addicted to breakfast burritos… and that’s it
ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU’RE MOST PROUD OF: Still waiting for my big day
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