Jojo Roper

When the rare California summer swell roars across the pacific, there’s only a handful of surfers who consistently charge the resulting waves of consequence. Jojo Roper is one of these surfers. Jojo’s father, Joe Roper is a San Diego legend who spent decades dividing his time between fixing dings at his own shop and riding for Gordon and Smith as a surfer/skater. Recognized for his tuberiding ability in Hawaii, he was invited to the Pipeline Masters in 1983 and 84. Joe’s son Jojo has been a staple on the club contest scene for years, styling for Windansea Surf Club as grom on all kinds of surfboards. In the past few years Jojo has taken after his old man and when he’s not fixing dings with Joe and crew, he’s hunting down the heaviest tubes he can find.