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The Most Barreled Team Manager In Surfing?

‘Part of my role is to make sure new recruits surf better than me’.

elsewhere // Mar 28, 2022
Words by Ethan Davis
Reading Time: < 1 minute

Gabe Garcia is the US team manager of O’Neill and a co-owner of Beachhead with Ian Crane. 

As team manager he is bestowed with the powers of making and breaking surf careers by issuing and retracting lucrative contract deals for young, budding talent. He’s done a pretty good job if you ask me… re: Kolohe, Caity Simmers, Robbie McCormick…

The second power he possesses is not unique to the position he occupies within the O’neill ranks, that of being able to thread the needle through tubes in a manner that strikes fear in the hearts of potential team candidates. ‘Part of my role is to make sure new recruits surf better than me,’ he is alleged to have said at a board meeting. 

Tough gig. 

Watch his clip shot in Mex, Nor Cal, Europe and beyond and file your team manager job application to your nearest surf company. 

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