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Gavin Beschen

Gavin Beschen

From: San Clemente, CA Age: 41

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12/24/75

Birth Place: San Clemente, CA

Currently Living: North Shore, Oahu

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 156 lbs.

Sponsors: Volcom Clothing, T.Patterson surfboards, Astrodeck, Soleo Sunscreen, XM Surfmore leashes, Sector 9, and FAB tacos

Volcom Rider Since: 1994

First Board: 4'11" twin fin from my best friend Micah Pitts. It was a Bill Stewart with Yoda on the bottom

Warm Ups: Morning coffee, lil' guitar, a walk on the beach look for shells, swim then stretch

What Gets You Motived To Surf? I must say growing up, it was my family that really supported me. In and out of the water as well with close friends and uncles. If you weren't surfing, then it was nothing but trouble.

Side Tracks: There's a lot of crossroads every day, but you just ask yourself "Did I do my best for how I want to live?"

Music / Bands: Deep Water from San Clemente. I grew up listening to and surfing with this amazing family.

Videos / Movies:  What is the movie called...What the bleep! Down a rabbit hole!

Best Style: Flowing free loving life kuleana of aloha!

Random Information: "Live to give"

Favorite Volcom Jeans: Liberated cords are cozy

Favorite Boardshorts: Volcom Mod Tech boardshorts

One Thing You Can't Leave Home Without? What I can't leave home without is how much I love where I live. It's what I take with me to travel because you go to visit destinations and learn from their cultural ways and bring them back to life when you return home to share experiences with those whom you know and love.

Special Thanks: Mom and Dad, all of the family at Volcom for all these years of incredible support through the good 'n bad moments, tPatterson for the magic of surfboard making, Sector 9 & Astrodeck familia and friends all over the world!

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Gavin Beschen on the North Shore - 4 Cities (Ep.3), Volcom Surf
In episode three of 4 Cities, we travel to the North Shore of Oahu to meet up with the legendary Gavin Beschen. Originally from San Clemente, CA, Gavin moved over to the islands fresh out of high school and with only one thing in mind: surfing. And he's been doing just that for the past 20+ years in his beloved Hawaii. From his iconic video parts in early Volcom films, to his classic, laid back and humble style (both in and out of the water), Gavin reminds us to keep things simple, be yourself, and always, always be grateful for what you have. Gavin at home (photo: Michael Cukr) North Shore, Oahu "What excites me when I paddle out in the surf is the community and comradery aspect." Gavin anticipating his new haircut by his daughter... (photo: Michael Cukr) photo: Michael Cukr "We keep it pretty simple. The majority of our activities are either hiking or playing in the ocean. It's nice to drive down the road and see the beautiful country and drive around the island." (photo: Michael Cukr)   About 4 Cities What’s the place you spend the majority of your life like? Does it make you, you? Or do you make it you? We wanted to immerse ourselves in some of our favorite surfers hometowns to see how they blend in or stand out in their communities. Episode 1 Ozzie Wright in Byron Bay - 4 Cities Episode 2 Ryan Burch in Encinitas - 4 Cities
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World's Best Left Hander
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Volcom Dads That Shred!
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Proving Maui - Welcome To Water (Episode 2)
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Big Waves and Heavy Barrels in Hawaii - Welcome To Water (Episode 1)
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