Name: Luke Sampiere
Years Surfing: 15
Board Setup(s): 5'9" Rounded squash shaped by Bill Minard
Fin Setup(s): FCS Thruster, NVS 5.2 Carbon Fiber.
Home break: Seaside Reef
Favorite surf spot: Moss Landing
Favorite Pro Surfer: Owen Wright
Dream surf trip: Charter a private plane and fly over Alaska looking for waves.
Other hobbies/passions: I enjoy all outdoor pursuits, backpacking, camping, skiing, etc.
Something most people don't know about you: I was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Favorite pre surf jam: Slow Cheetah, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite surf lingo/quote: Split it?
Fun Fact: On my right foot, my big toe is longer than my second, and on my left foot, my second toe is longer than my big toe.
Go to post surf meal: Marie Calendars Chicken Pot Pie
Goofy or Regular (why your stance is better): Goofy, because you can always split waves with all the natural footers.
How do you describe surfing to someone who doesn't surf?: A combination of a sport with a purely visceral and spiritual experience.