Corey Colapinto - Am Slam

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It has been said that the best surfer in the lineup is the one having the most fun, and it’s always great to see the youth in a groove, trying new things and just having a great time along the way! Water artist Corey Colapinto is one such individual. Whether he’s ripping up Lowers or drawing completely different lines at San O, it becomes very apparent that he’s one of those guys having the most fun! We recently caught up with Corey to have a chat about board designs, traveling, friends and having fun.

G+J: Do you prefer short boarding or long boarding?
C+C: I like them equally the same; it just depends on the waves and conditions. Southern California offers a lot of small, clean days perfect for a log. I prefer the maneuverability of a short board when the waves step up.

G+J: Who are you getting boards from?
C+C: My quiver mostly consists of Canvas Surfboards. Christian Wach started dialing me in on these boards just over a year ago, and now I manage the company for him. Ryan Engle is the shaper at Canvas, and he is really dedicated to the craft and can help bring any crazy board design to life. I also get boards from my friends Ryan Burch, Derek Disney, and Jon Wegener.

G+J: Your new sponsorship with Vissla seems to have a different vibe; how is that working out for you?
C+C: Vissla has a really nice, creative vibe going on and I couldn’t be more stoked to be working with them. I have met some incredible surfers that have helped me open my eyes to new ways of board riding. It’s really special to be able to work with a team that I can draw so much inspiration from.
G+J: What have been some of your recent travels?
C+C: Over the summer, I traveled deep into Mexico with some of my best friends Christian & Carson Wach, and Kameron Brown. We hunted down some waist-high, right-hand peelers and had a blast logging for a week.

G+J: Do you have a favorite design or surfboard shape you are riding right now?
C+C: I have several favorite board designs as of late. Ryan Burch’s asymmetrical boards have been intriguing me for a long time, and over the summer I was lucky enough to get my hands on one. The entire board was twisted - the outline, rockers, fins…but somehow it was the best performance short board I’ve ever had. I’ve got another on the way and couldn’t be more excited. Burch, as well as some of my Vissla teammates Bryce Young and Derek Disney, have really been pushing the limits of the keeled twin fish. It’s really refreshing to watch them get their super hydrodynamic shred on. Jon Wegener makes an alaia-inspired foam board called a “bluegill” that I have been having a blast on. It has two tiny keel fins for a little bit of edge control, but it’s still easy to pop out and enter side slippage.
G+J: Favorite wave?
C+C: Sano on a hot, glassy day. Everyone comes together for epic beach days.

G+J: You submitted some cool images; have you been filming and taking a lot of photos with your friends?
C+C: Thanks. My friends and I have a blast trying to document the good times had. Party waves are easier with long boards because there’s more wave riding room, and sometimes we decide to bring a GoPro along. My girlfriend also has a nice water camera setup and we have fun switching off wading around to get the shot.

G+J: How is your surf van treating you? Any new updates on it?
C+C: The surf van always treats me good. The newest addition would be my new canvas “Kookapintail” log whose home is the comfy underneath of the bed & sofa.

G+J: Any plans for the spring/summer?
C+C: High school graduation.


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It has been said that the best surfer in the lineup is the one having the most fun, and it’s always great to see the youth in a groove, trying new things and just having a great time along the way! Water artist Corey Colapinto is one such individual. Whether he’s ripping up Lowers or drawing completely different lines at San O, it becomes very apparent that he’s one of those guys having the most fun! We recently caught up with Corey to have a chat about board designs, traveling, friends and having fun.

G+J: Do you prefer short boarding or long boarding?
C+C: I like them equally the same; it just depends on the waves and conditions. Southern California offers a lot of small, clean days perfect for a log. I prefer the maneuverability of a short board when the waves step up.

G+J: Who are you getting boards from?
C+C: My quiver mostly consists of Canvas Surfboards. Christian Wach started dialing me in on these boards just over a year ago, and now I manage the company for him. Ryan Engle is the shaper at Canvas, and he is really dedicated to the craft and can help bring any crazy board design to life. I also get boards from my friends Ryan Burch, Derek Disney, and Jon Wegener.

G+J: Your new sponsorship with Vissla seems to have a different vibe; how is that working out for you?
C+C: Vissla has a really nice, creative vibe going on and I couldn’t be more stoked to be working with them. I have met some incredible surfers that have helped me open my eyes to new ways of board riding. It’s really special to be able to work with a team that I can draw so much inspiration from.
G+J: What have been some of your recent travels?
C+C: Over the summer, I traveled deep into Mexico with some of my best friends Christian & Carson Wach, and Kameron Brown. We hunted down some waist-high, right-hand peelers and had a blast logging for a week.

G+J: Do you have a favorite design or surfboard shape you are riding right now?
C+C: I have several favorite board designs as of late. Ryan Burch’s asymmetrical boards have been intriguing me for a long time, and over the summer I was lucky enough to get my hands on one. The entire board was twisted - the outline, rockers, fins…but somehow it was the best performance short board I’ve ever had. I’ve got another on the way and couldn’t be more excited. Burch, as well as some of my Vissla teammates Bryce Young and Derek Disney, have really been pushing the limits of the keeled twin fish. It’s really refreshing to watch them get their super hydrodynamic shred on. Jon Wegener makes an alaia-inspired foam board called a “bluegill” that I have been having a blast on. It has two tiny keel fins for a little bit of edge control, but it’s still easy to pop out and enter side slippage.
G+J: Favorite wave?
C+C: Sano on a hot, glassy day. Everyone comes together for epic beach days.

G+J: You submitted some cool images; have you been filming and taking a lot of photos with your friends?
C+C: Thanks. My friends and I have a blast trying to document the good times had. Party waves are easier with long boards because there’s more wave riding room, and sometimes we decide to bring a GoPro along. My girlfriend also has a nice water camera setup and we have fun switching off wading around to get the shot.

G+J: How is your surf van treating you? Any new updates on it?
C+C: The surf van always treats me good. The newest addition would be my new canvas “Kookapintail” log whose home is the comfy underneath of the bed & sofa.

G+J: Any plans for the spring/summer?
C+C: High school graduation.

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