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Meet our brand ambassadors.
These guys & gals share a love of sandy beaches, warm weather, kicking it with friends & family, and spreading good vibes. 

Mike Reinhardt - Surf Instructor

 

 Photo by: Ciara Perrone 

 

Mike Reinhardt is the owner and co-founder of Locals Surf School in Rockaway Beach, NY. As a life-long Rockaway beach local, Mike has always been around the ocean and has dedicated his life to it. After learning to swim and surf at an early age, Mike always dreamed of using surfing as his vehicle to travel the world in search of amazing waves and developing a career based on his passion for the sport. He now spends the majority of his year sharing this passion with others by teaching them how to surf then chasing waves during the off-season. As such, Mike is very dedicated to his pursuits and to his hometown of Rockaway Beach. Wherever he might be in the world, one thing is for sure: he is most likely in the water. 

 

Follow Mike on Instagram: @ridewithreino
Follow Locals Surf School on Instagram: @localssurfschool
 www.localssurfschool.com

Jeremy Handysides - Teacher / Surf Instructor

 

Photo by: Petter Berg

 

Jeremy Handysides is the owner of JH Surf based out of San Diego, CA. Having surfed for over 25 years as well as instructed and coached since 1993, Jeremy is no stranger to the ocean. Jeremy has competed and has been ranked a top surfer in his area since 2003 and shares a passion for coaching anyone who is interested in learning new surfing skills that will last a lifetime. Not only is Jeremy a fantastic coach to his students, he is also a loving husband, proud father of two young boys, and has spent the past 11 years working as a special education teacher. 

 

Follow Jeremy on Instagram: @jhsurfcoach
www.jhsurf.com 

Shane Bruno - Master Barber

 

Photo by: Ciara Perrone
 

Shane is the owner and Master Barber of Swagger & Blade barber shop, a family influenced and operated business in Asbury Park. Having grown up with a pair of sheers in his hand, Shane started working as a barber at the age of 14, later joining the Army and serving in the 82nd Airborne Division. Focused on attention to detail, Swagger & Blades practices and standards are ones that are a direct reflection of Shane and his values.

 

Follow Shane on Instagram: @swaggerandblade
https://www.swaggerandblade.com

Rob Santello - Executive Chef

 

Rob is the executive chef at Reyla, a new eastern Mediterranean experience in Asbury Park. Rob, who spent most of his career cooking in New York City, wanted to bring something new and exciting to the Asbury area. The food and atmosphere of Reyla are shaped by the cuisines of Lebanon, Morocco, Turkey, and Greece, while the restaurants design is inspired by Islamic architecture. 

 

Follow Rob on Instagram: @robsantello
Follow Reyla on Instagram: @heyreyla

Kortez Robinson – Artist

 

Kortez is a mixed media artist from New Jersey who has been exhibiting around the state, as well as in New York City for over 25 years. Centered around esoteric urbanism, Kortez uses a variety of mediums to explore his ongoing journey with visual art. Graduating from the Newark School of Fine & Industrial Arts in 1993, Kortez has gained regional and national attention with his work. Recently Kortez created a mural for Dark City Brewery in Asbury paying tribute to the history of Asbury Park, and help provide context for the towns rapid growth.

 

  Follow Kortez on Instagram: @esotericurbanism

 https://esotericurbanism.wordpress.com


Tommy George - Aspiring Surfboard Shaper

 

Tommy George is a ding repairer and surfboard shaper based in Oakhurst. Currently working under Takanassee Handshapes, Tommy and Dave Grimes fix and create wave ready, one of a kind boards. Having grown up on a skateboard, surfing was a natural transition for him. Tommy loves surfing cold, perfect waves with empty lineups and traveled the coast of Iceland for a month, living in a tent and surfing the Arctic. He has also spent time surfing in Nova Scotia, Canada. When he's not surfing or at the skate park he's out honing his skills as a photographer.   

 

Follow Tommy on Instagram: @tommynjgeorge 
Follow Tanakassee Handshapes on Instagram: @takanasseehandshapes

Kris Lewis - Artist

 

Kris is a painter from Ocean County, NJ, and is currently based in Asbury Park.  With an admiration for masters of old, he channels this appreciation through his depiction of the human figure, which he uses as a vector for hidden stories, delicate emotion, and finding truth. Kris studied illustration at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and has been featured in galleries, as well as museums in cities around the world; including L.A., San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Denver, Miami, London, Rome and Hong Kong.

Follow Kris on Instagram: @krislewisart

Ciara Perrone - Photographer

 

Ciara Perrone is a visual artist and designer living and working in Asbury Park, New Jersey. With her BFA in photography from Parsons the New School for Design, Ciara has pursued a career in fashion photography. Beyond photography, she is the one behind the creative concept and styling of the majority of her shoots for clients. She has worked with Red Valentino, LensCrafters and many small fashion businesses based in New Jersey and New York. Ciara is expected to launch her newest design venture, Brinn: a luxury vegan camera bag and accessory line in the summer of 2018.

 

Follow Ciara on Instagram: @cc4prezi
Follow Brinn Bags on Instagram: @brinn_bags

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