Vert It's Not a Bottle It's A Lifestyle

Vert Team Member Thomas Petriken

D.O.B.: 06/13/88
Hometown: Point Pleasant Boro, NJ
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 145lbs


How long have you been surfing?
Since I was 7.

What is your GO TO Board?
5'11" Proton by Channel Islands.

What is your GO TO surf spot?
Karge street

What is your favorite maneuver?
Airs are fun but nothing beats getting barreled.

What is your favorite place to surf?
Mainland Mexico because you can explore and find a new wave every day.

When not surfing, what do you do?
Listen to music, yoga, taking photos, hanging with all my friends.

Favorite spot to eat?
Cafeteria in NYC has been stealing my heart lately.

Blonde or Brunette?
Either way works for me!

What celebrity would you date?
Kate Beckinsale, I love her accent and she plays a good vampire.

Why did you join the Vert Effect?
It really tortures me walking down on the beach to go surf and seeing trash everywhere, we need to put an end to this.

Any last words?
"This Planet is our home. Taking care of our world and of our planet is like looking after our own home. In a way, one can say that the Earth is our mother. She is so good that whatever we do, she puts up with it. But now the time has come when our destructive power is so vast that our mother is obliged to call us to account. Isn't the population explosion alone not a clear sign of this? Nature itself has its limits" - Dalai Lama

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