A natural-born competitor, Troy Mothershead sought to be the quarterback of his high school football team. Balancing the laid-back vibes of surfing and the drive to compete on the field led to one of those small-but-significant moments that came to define his career. He chose to skip football practice to attend a surf contest one day, and that decision became a defining one in a life that’s been full of honest choices. Not many of us are blessed with such moments of clarity, a fact he has never taken for granted.
Photos + Story + Video by: Sean Martin