Welcome to part 4 of the Oc_Crew series, an all access pass to 15 year old bodysurfing grom Chapin Page from Huntington Beach California.
I come from Huntington Beach. I surf and bodysurf. For sports at my school, I do cross country and swimming. I have a sister that's a lifeguard, a little brother, and my dad. He surfs a lot and body surfs a lot with me. And my mom.
I met Dylan through Junior Guards about two years ago. And then through him, he introduced me to his brother and Auggie, Jake, and Joey.
I do it because of the stoke. It's just...you get out there and it's just so in the moment and fun. It's just raw playing in Mother Nature. I started boogie boarding when I was, like, eight while my sister did Junior Guards. And I got into bodysurfing, and then from there, I took on surfing.
My biggest supporters by far is my crew and my dad. And my inspirations are Jamie O'Brien and Mark Cunningham.
I like playing video games, I do that. I like Netflix. I love eating. I occasionally like to mess around building stuff.
I built a treehouse in my backyard. Yeah, It's like a little bungalow, just to hang out in.
Local watering holes? HB, around Tower 7. That's my local spot. I like hanging out just around my neighborhood and in the park there. And my favorite food hangout place would be, by far, the doughnut shop by my school.
I like the glazed ones, those are good.
I want to be a firefighter.
Well, I would have lots of time to go surfing. A lot of my family are firefighters too, and I like the lifestyle that goes along with it.
It's taught me a lot of patience and just to be mellow. Especially in school, that helps a lot for group projects. And it helps a lot too because whenever I'm having a hard day, I know I can just go surfing and relax and not think about anything else.
I've been to Hawaii, and that's pretty much it and up in northern California. I want to go to Indonesia. I'm going to New Zealand so I've got that checked off.
Our Junior Lifeguard program, the Huntington City Junior Lifeguards, have this program exchange team where we switch. The New Zealand lifeguards come over here, and we go over there. So we get to do that with them. And we're going to get our Bronze Medallion, which they need for lifeguarding.
It's going to be...it's starting to become more mainstream. I know more and more people at my school who are doing it. I want to see it go in the direction where everyone starts evolving their own style. Like, surfing, you have the classic style and then the power surfing. I want to see bodysurfing do that in a way. You get thrown around more and you worry less, but you definitely got to earn your spot out there though, there's not a lot of respect.
When I was really young. I can't even remember.
Don't fight the waves, just go with the hold-down.
They're really fun to hang around with. They're funny guys, very supportive. And overall just, I don't know how to describe it in words that much. They're just a great group of guys.