Conner Coffin is the latest iteration of surfing style masters to come out of Santa Barbara, California. Following in the footsteps of local icons like Bobby Martinez, Dane Reynolds and three-time World Champion Tom Curren, he forged his authoritative approach in the region’s legendary point breaks that make the stretch of coast world famous. Back on land he was exposed to his father’s values of hard work, discipline and service, instilling a charming personality that, like his surfing, is 100% authentic. His father’s successful contracting business provided Conner and his younger brother Parker a dreamlike childhood. Long before qualifying for the Tour he worked as a boat driver in Fiji, spent months at his family’s second home in Hawaii, and traveled the world several times over hunting for waves. His purist approach to power-based surfing earned him a solid reputation in high-quality surf, but that didn’t make qualifying in the meager conditions on the QS any easier. Conner nearly gave up on the effort in early 2015, but Parker wouldn’t let him, and their double-down paid off. Conner qualified late that year and rolled into a successful rookie season with a fifth place at Bells and a runner-up finish in Portugal. In 2017 he finished the season with a win at the Vans World Cup, one of only three Qualifying Series events he surfed all season. Coffin is also an accomplished musician.