"The Big Island has some of the heaviest waves I've ever surfed," says Torrey. "All our waves are over sharp, shallow reef. if you hit and fall, it kinda mangles you. Growing up with that variable really helped with my surfing -- I owe everything to the Big Island."Click image to watch video.
When it comes to striking a hurricane swell, timing is everything. Anxiety stirred as Hurricane Dorian made its way up the Eastern Seaboard. The crew analyzed swell and wind charts from Cape Hatteras to Nova Scotia, hoping to make the right call. As we paced back and forth, Team O’Neill legend and East Coast specialist Cory Lopez finally gave the thumbs up to book our flights and head to New Jersey. The Strike Mission was on.
Torrey is very interested in sustainability initiatives, and rides ecoboards from Roberts Surfboards.
He also does work with The Surfrider Foundation and Maui Ola Foundation. Check out this awesome piece from