Growing up in the coastal town of Santa Barbara, California, Conner Coffin has always had a love for the ocean. His passion for surfing started at a very early age, much of which he credits to his dad, who put him in the ocean when he was only in kindergarten. Since that first dip, there has been no stopping him. With access to some of the most famous surfing spots on the California coast like Rincon and Leadbetter beaches, Coffin has been hard at work making his name known on the world’s surfing scene.

Coffin’s smooth, clean and powerful style comes from years of growing up surfing those famous point-breaks. Among his list of future goals, he aspires to surf like Dane Reynolds and one day qualify for the WCT.

By the age of 14, Coffin had already won the Gold Coast Explorer Boys Conference Championship, and in 2006 he became the NSSA Open Boys National Champion – which he cites as his greatest accomplishment to date. He likes contests not only because he is competitive by nature, but because he feels they significantly improve his surfing. However, when push comes to shove, Coffin is all about enjoying the sport that he loves.
Coffin has been busy traveling to exotic surf spots around the globe, most recently, the to Bali for the Oakley World Pro Junior. Getting his feet wet outside of his local surf, has undoubtedly helped him continue to develop his skills. Young, passionate and talented, Conner Coffin is well on his way to realizing his goals.

Q & A

  1. If there’s one thing that people in the industry would recognize you by, what would that be?

    Mmm Maybe surfing with power? It’s just cause I’m short and fat though.

  2. When did you turn pro?

    I’m not sure if I’m pro! Haha. Maybe this year? What makes you pro?

  3. What are the events, wins, memories that stand out most throughout your career so far?

    It’s been a while since I have won an event, but definitely winning the NSSA nationals was a standout for me. Recently I surfed in the World Juniors at Keramas and that was a huge standout. I got fifth place in the event, but the waves were insane so it will always be memorable.

  4. Word Association:

    •Fun= my life •Vision= Having a fun surfing career and then finding something I really enjoy to do afterwards •Friend= My brother Parker •Foe= Cell phones •Greenhouse= I can’t decide if the greenhouse effect is true or if it’s just a natural process of our planet. All the trash and pollution is definitely not awesome though. •Gas= I paid an arm and a leg for it this morning!!!

  5. When did you first start riding? Where/why?

    I started surfing when I was 4 in Hanalei bay because my dad and uncle convinced me It would be awesome. It was….

  6. What drives you to be sicker than everyone else?

    Just pushing myself to be the best I can as well as feeding off what everyone else is doing.

  7. If you weren’t ripping on a surfboard, what kind of menial task would you want to do?

    Hmmm, building houses has always been an interest. That and real estate.

  8. If you had to date one person who would it be: Pamela Anderson after Tommy Lee, Snookie from Jersey Shore, or Oprah?

    HAHA. Pam.

  9. If you had to share a bathroom with one Oakley rider, who would it NOT be and why?

    Ummmm, Jordy! Hahaha.

  10. What wave scares you the most?


  11. Which break is just pure FUN for you?

    Rincon, minus the crowd…

  12. Your most gnarly “I got owned” story…

    I don’t even know what that is!

  13. Talent…other than doing no handed pushups:


  14. Your Favorites…(Start with your favorite music artist or something):

    Favorite music, I have a ton, but black lips are sick, the adolescents, metallica. Food, probably Italian, girls: brunettes, Surfers: dane Reynolds, andy irons, tom curren, Country: Italy, damn, what else?

  15. Oakleys are…


  16. Best song to ride to:

    You can’t really listen to music while you surf, but that would be awesome if you could. (That was hypothetical LOL)

  17. First thing you do when you get back from a trip is…

    often it is go straight to In-N-Out

  18. A lot of riders never get to go to Prom, did you go, who did you take or who would you ask if you could go today? I went to prom once.

    I was like a sophomore and didn’t even go to high school but this senior girl asked me to go with her.

  19. What is something that you wouldn't normally tell someone about yourself?

    All kinds of stuff.

  20. Fist pumping? Head Banging? C-Walking? Or Funky Chicken? Which one? Or all of the above?

    Why not all of the above…

  21. Dream vacation spot:


  22. Would you rather get punched in the gut by Mr. T. or super roundhouse kicked in the face by Chuck Norris?

    Punched in the gut by Mr. T for sure. Chuck Norris is way too gnarly.

  23. If the most interesting man in the world wanted to take your girlfriend out would you let him?

    Why would I let him do that?

  24. People would be super surprised if they knew that you…

    Liked to read probably.

  25. What tricks are you working on?

    Backside Floaters for Iika

  26. You’ve been mistaken for…

    Some dork named Conner Coffin.

  27. Food…


  28. Taylor Swift or Myley Cyrus? Or if you prefer older, Megan Fox or Diane Kreuger?

    Megan Fox was so hot, but then she started to look weird. I’d like to get Mkreugered.

  29. Last words…


Conner Coffin

Oakley World Pro Junior Championship 2012

“Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”- Hemingway Anything he’s said is better than anything I could come up with.

Date of Birth:
July 13, 1993
Santa Barbara, California – "I have incredibly wide Fred Flinstone feet."
Hurley, Monster Energy, Oakley, Reef, Channel Islands, Etnies, Frends, Sexwax
Reading, writing, cooking, eating, music, fishing

Career Highlights

    • 2012: 1st, U.S Open Juniors - Huntington Beach, Calif.