Matt Costa Rocks Surfer the Bar

Turtle Bay, Hawaii (December 8, 2011) On December 5, Matt Costa, California's own folk-rock sensation, set up amps and put down some roots on Oahu's North Shore when he played a jaw-dropping set at Surfer the Bar, located at Turtle Bay Resort.

Costa, a one-time professional skateboarder who hails from Huntington Beach, CA has become an acoustic rock icon in the past few years. On the night of December 5, Costa drew a veritable who's who in the surf and local rock scene when he played an amazing show at Turtle Bay's Surfer the Bar to the tune of a completely sold out crowd.

"The greatest thing about my life is that it keeps changing and opening up the world around me when I work on music," Costa said to the Star-Advertiser. "As far as something like skateboarding, it was exciting for me physically, but songwriting tapped into my mental side. I've realized looking back that when I was skating so much, when I do a lot of one thing, I become obsessed, and I didn't do enough to discipline myself to get a perspective."

Costa, who has toured across the world and has had his music featured in films and commercials, records under Jack Johnson's label, Brushfire Records.

With his aforementioned roots in the action-sports community, it was no surprise to see some of the world's best surfers show up to hear Costa play. In attendance were the likes of Jordy Smith, Sal Masekela, Dustin Barca, along with many others.

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