OCEAN CITY’S SEAN SANTIAGO
I hope you saw episode 4 on MTV2 this morning. I’ll get that up online as soon as it’s available. I’ve been working on getting up some post show interviews with everyone. Ocean Cities Sean Santiago was the first to finish his homework.
Santi: Sorry for getting back to you so late but it’s been firing the past two days. I have some pictures attached too.
Jake: What did you get up to this summer?
S: For the most part I just worked alot and surfed almost everyday. At night I would do a little lurking.
J: So you’re still scrubbing toilets at 7th street and luring the young daughters of unsuspecting tourists back to your bunk beds?
S: The bunk beds are actually Ryan’s, but of course I am. Maybe even into the back of your creepy green van.
J: Haha. Don’t count on it. What else have you been up to since the show?
S: Since the show, I’ve been finishing up my senior year and applying to colleges and what not. Aside from that, I have just been working on my surfing, competing, and traveling.
J: What Colleges are you applying to? Where have you been traveling?
S: I’ve applied to Point Loma, Flagler, Momouth, and University of San Diego so far. And so far this year I made some trips to Hatteras and New York. In a few weeks I’m heading down to Puerto Rico for about three weeks, and then who knows.
J: Flagler is in my home town, St. Augustine, which is awesome.
Do people at your school watch the show?
S: Yeah tons of people from school have been watching the show. All the teachers are pretty stoked on it.
J: Wow the teachers like it! No disapproving comments from say, the pennywise night?
S: Nope everyone’s psyched for us.
J: Does your mom watch it?
S: Of course she does.
J: What does she think?
S: She laughs alot about most of the stuff that we say and do. She loves it for the most part excluding Pennywise.
J: Are you doing any pro events?
S: I’ve done a few pro junior events this year,the Belmar Pro, and the Grudge Qualifier.
J: What are you going to do next year?
S: As of right now I plan on going to college in Southern California, and doing all the pro junior events out there. I also want to travel a whole bunch.
J: Do you have some sponsors backing that mission?
S: Yeah hopefully. Ergo, Hyperflex Westsuits, Freak Traction, 21-13 Surfboards, and Seventh Street all really take care of me. Uncle Mike has really helped me out with the California stuff, so Thanks. You should check out his boards they’re sick.
J: You guys just got a pretty insane snow day. How was that?
S: The snow day was sick. It was like the perfect example of a good day of surfing in the winter, offshore winds, barrels, and snow.
J: Your first wave is sick. Have you ever gotten a tube like that, be honest?
S: Ha that’s definitely one of the best barrels I’ve gotten in New Jersey so far. I was just stoked I made it. I should have stood tall in that thing, so I’m kinda bummed.
J: It looked good. I know what you mean though, you spend you’re whole life crouching into the barrel and when the time comes to stand up in one I guess muscle memory just keeps you tucked down.
S: Haha that makes me feel a little bit better.