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Chris Del Moro

Age:17

From: Palos Verdes, California

Sponsors: Ezekiel, Body Glove, Dragon, XM, Oak Foil Surfboards

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What kind of music do you listen to?

I like a lot of reggae, I like everything. House music, rock and roll, that’s about it.

What do you do in your spare time?

Painting, ceramics, spending time with people I like, being alone.

Why do you like to be alone?

I don’t know, I kinda like a little more freedom. I don’t like so many inputs from so many people. I just to spend my life with myself pretty much.

Do people get on your nerves?

Yeah, it comes down to a lot of things like pollution, stuff like that. People just don’t respect and that’s where it bothers me the most.

Do you get frustrated that you can’t change things?

Oh yeah, that’s where I think I’ll end up working¿trying to better society I guess.

What are the biggest problems with your area?

L.A., they got all the runoff going straight into the ocean from everybody’s trash. Recycle programs are good, but I don’t think enough people are aware of the things going on. There’s a lot of things that could be done that haven’t been taken care of like trash pickups.

Just awareness, that’s what it comes down to.

If you could do terrorist acts on the people that do that, would you?

No, no, I wouldn’t inflict pain on anybody. I don’t know, maybe, no, I wouldn’t do that.

If you could be anybody who would you be?

I’d probably be Marley to tell you the truth. Just to spread your word like he did. Have so many people believe in your cause. Even if you’re dead just spread love¿everything he spreads.

Are you gonna grow dreadlocks?

At one point in my life.

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You really are?

I really am. I don’t know when. Whenever it’s appropriate or when I feel like it.

Where do you normally surf?

I travel a lot. I try to find the most uncrowded spot. Right in front of my house.

Where’s that?

Just, you know.

You don’t want to say?

Not really.

Do people get vicious in your area, wherever that area is?

Yeah, exactly. They get vicious, I don’t get vicious.

Are you accepted there?

No, not in all parts. No.

Even though you live there?

Yeah.

Why is that? I thought they outlawed it up there?

They tried to. They tried to take better steps. I’d rather just surf by myself than get hassled by anyone. I’m just not into that¿I don’t like giving bad vibes out.

Are there a bunch of muscle heads in L.A.?

I try not go off the hill because there’s too many people¿there’s so many muscleheads.

A bunch of snap cases?

I saw a guy at Disneyland stand up and tell three little girls he was gonna f—in’ kill them, snap their necks in half.

At Disneyland?

At Disneyland, on Pirates of the Caribbean.

Why’d he do that?

They were behind him and I guess they’re playing around and he’s like, ‘Don’t you ever f—in’ do to me again¿screaming at them, standing up about to punch them. I’m pretty sure he got arrested. There’s just so many nuts, just crazies.

What do you think about all the nutty people in the world?

It’s come to a point where it’s on my brain so much, I almost feel like I need to get out of here. I’ll get my schooling done so I have that to go and then I won’t be able to live here anymore. There’s so much bad tendencies, people don’t stop and think about major problems, they just live their life and don’t care.

What do you think you’ll be doing ten years from now?

I’ll live somewhere I don’t have neighbors and be surfing perfect waves¿definitely trying to help the environment.

Do you have any shhouts out to anybody?

I’d definitely like to thank my mom. She’s the most incredible…

Your mom rules.

She rules, absolutely. The best mom ever.