Not that Turkey Melt himself needs any introduction, but Alex Gray is the kind of dude who really loves what he does. And what he does tends to be the sort of activity or pursuit that scares the pants off of most of us, such as his penchant for chasing massive waves and bow hunting wild boar. But when stuff hits the fan, he keeps a level head and charges forward with an even-keeled temperament that helps him avoid the wrong end of the stick.
Think Bruce Lee on a surfboard, though with much more smiling.
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