"I'm pretty but I'm not a pretty girl," says Kolohe Andino's former San Clemente sparring partner Luke Davis.
Luke Davis is a name that’s partly familiar, if you like your pixies with suntans and glowering stares.
Davis, who is twenty-six, comes from the same San Clemente hot-house as Kolohe Andino, Ian Crane, Tanner Rozunko and Jeremy Carter, although his career trajectory has tended less towards accumulating tour points and more to “flexing” in VIP areas in LA nightclubs.
(Davis now lives in Mar Vista, westside LA.)
This clip, shot a few weeks ago in Bali and post-foot surgery, has a vibration that makes y’want to stick yourself in the water.
No, little Luke ain’t Italo, but the waves are pretty and the music sings, I think.
I asked Luke,
What can you give me?
I’m not sure what I have to give you. My soul?
Does it hurt to be pretty?
Do you know who your real friends are?
I have a pretty good idea at this point.
Do you care what people think of you?
I stopped caring what people thought of me before I turned twenty-one. Maybe younger. I care what my friends think of me as a man but I don’t care about it otherwise.
Do you cheer Brother (Kolohe) via WSL webcast or do you wish bad things to happen?
Yes, I cheer him on. He’s family. I basically live at his house when I’m in SC.
Do you remember when American surfers were number one?
When did Kelly win his last title? (2011.)
What do you see when you watch yourself surfing?
I feel like my style is pretty decent and I’m not very good at airs. Which makes sense ’cause I never really try them. I’d rather get barrelled.
Why do you like barrels over airs?
Getting barrelled is the best thing on earth, in my opinion.