Warren Smith. A South Floridian man of many talents, is someone we can only describe as a true original. As well as being part of the Haydenshapes family as a team rider for the past 7 and a half years, he not only surfs very well but he's not so bad behind the lens either. If you are wondering where and what he has been up to lately, well its quite simple. He's been a travelling film photography enthusiast assisting on all kinds of different shoots and creative projects including the relaunch of his latest venture Welcome Rivers. Currently laying down his roots in Downtown LA, he drops by the Haydenshapes El Segundo space from time to time to say hello and collect/talk boards with Hayden. We sat him down for a short game of verbal reflex, firing a few trigger words at him and this is what we got back.
Dream Wave… “Southern florida, on Saturn. The waves have to be made of Gritz.”
Airports…. “The Worst.”
New York City…. “Kinda of the best. But sometimes feels like it will kill you.”
The Surf Industry… “Really fucking Neato.”
Style… “Grandma on ecstasy”
Breaking Bad… “Never seen it.”
Love… “Street Fighter 2.”
Free Surfing… “A necessary evil.”
Mortal Kombat…. “Liu kang. Forward forward everything.”
Design… “I have a pretty good jaw line.”
By Danielle Cox.