Stab Magazine | The Gentlemen's Guide To Regenerating Lost Brain Cells With Koa Smith

The Gentlemen’s Guide To Regenerating Lost Brain Cells With Koa Smith

Breathe, eat, surf, party, repeat. 

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It was a gloomy morning in Los Angeles and in the midst of his hectic and admirable travel schedule Koa Smith was in town for a short stint. We scooped him early in the morning for a few mediocre surfs — as is the nature of the greater Los Angeles region — and cued into the finer details of his life. Koa’s a cat Stab digs. He’s philosophical, treats his body right and unlike the typical health freaks of LA isn’t pretentious (probs cause he’s from Kauai). Only if you’re interested and willing to listen, he’ll rattle off the finer points of his diet, Wim Hof breathing exercises (the most pleasant natural high!) and his goal of functioning at the pinnacle of his physical ability. But, like anyone worth while in their early 20’s, he understands the necessity of having a balance between loose times and one’s well being. “I think you need to kill a few brain cells as well,” he laughs. Mr Smith will boogie down in the desert at Coachella, head back to LA, sneak a strike to Namibia, hit Mexico and party with Linkin Park, shoot straight out to Vegas and make his way back to the sometimes bleak, yet always busy City of Angels. Oh, and he’s a savant in heavy tunnels! Dive into his brain; you might learn something. 


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