Salt Life team member Aarin Hartwell is a surf instructor based out of South Padre Island, Texas. In this episode, Aarin discusses her years traveling the world surfing competitively, and talks about the rewarding sides of her newfound job as a surf instructor.
- Aarin’s competitive surfing career
- Surfing in the Gulf of Mexico vs. California surfing
- Stand Up Paddleboard Racing
- Kiteboarding vs. surfing
- Aarin’s favorite type of surfboard
- The best parts of being a surf Instructor
- Advice for novice surfers
- Upcoming surf tournaments
- Favorite places to surf
- Favorite vacation spots
- Tenure as a Salt Life team member
What is Above and Below; a Salt Life Podcast?
About Above and Below; a Salt Life Podcast:
If you are obsessed with all things ocean-related, you’ve come to the right place. Hosted by Salt Life team member and professional surfer, Kieran Anderson, Above and Below dives into our favorite ocean-centric activities including fishing, diving, surfing, and more. Each week we will explore a different aspect of the Salt Life with an expert on the subject. Whether we are discussing the best places to catch a gnarly wave, what type of equipment to use to target and land a big fish, or diving into crystal clear beautiful waters with a speargun in hand, we assure you, you’ll be on the edge of your seat. Stay Salty!
About the host, Kieran Anderson:
Kieran Anderson was raised in sunny southern California where the waves are consistent and the ocean is vast. Growing up just down the street from the California coastline, Kieran took up surfing at a young age. Throughout his childhood, it was second nature for him to grab his board and head out to the ocean almost every single day. Later in life, Kieran became a professional surfer, living out his childhood dream. Kieran is not only a surfer, but is also an avid waterman. He enjoys diving and fishing in his spare time. Kieran has traveled all over the world chasing big waves, and along the way has met a lot of really awesome people who share his passion for the ocean. Kieran joined team Salt Life in 2017 and never looked back. The ocean is Kieran’s sanctuary, and he’s ready to start talking about it.