The OG of the group and intermediate surfer, Steve’s frequent use of the phrase, “soooo stoked” has resulted in it being banned in 8 different countries across 3 continents. A dedicated snowboarder he enjoys working on his aerials and butters. He is a staunch anti-plantist, and he has pledged himself to the life of a vegetarian in an effort to not only be healthy and centered, but to increase his plant kill-count.
Topher, Director of Stoke
Former Jersey native, intermediate surfer, and taco enthusiast you will frequently find him elbows deep in a motorcycle engine tinkering around. He spends his time traveling and photographing people around the world when not surfing. When asked to describe himself using one word, he chose: “bad at following directions”.
Kenneth, Lawn Protector
The only true Jersey local and resident to the group Kenneth teaches our beginner sessions and you will often hear his battle cry of “paddle!!” cutting through the waves. Specializing in great wax jobs and protecting his lawn, he prides himself on teaching all new surfers the number one rule: “Don’t drop in!”. You can find him sailing past everyone on his Fly board or asleep under a towel in the sand.
Julianne, Dinosaur Whisperer
Julianne is a beginner surfer who’s getting her start with the Philly Surf Crew on the beaches of NJ. She is passionate about new surfer outreach, planning events for the Crew, and promoting the Women in the Waves program. Julianne also loves to ski double blacks, rock climb, paint dinosaurs, dance her heart out, and travel the world. She works as a commercial interior architect and professional musician, gigging from Baltimore to Asbury. Julianne lives by the words “you gotta risk it to get the biscuit.”
Tom, Chief Hair Flipper
As a young Marine stationed in Hawaii in the 90’s he picked up surfing at one of the island’s best and well known surf spots, North Beach. When he’s not surfing, he enjoys spending time with his daughters, mountain biking, climbing, snowboarding, and travelling. A working safety professional, he serves on several committees for professional organizations and OSHA. He joins Philly Surf Crew to help others surf at their potential, and to give back to the community. Tom’s favorite words to live by are, “Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement.”