Morgan Maassen | Brandon Smith

"What Jamie O’Brien is to Pipeline, Brandon Smith is to Sandspit," says Morgan Maassen. "No backsider holds down our little slice of inconsistent paradise better than him. I’ve seen Brandon pig-dog in barrels I could not bodysurf in, and take off halfway up the breakwater only to get pulverized on dry sand. He’s also a kind soul and a talented photographer." Photo: Maassen