Every surfer has a story and this is the latest installment of our Surf ATL Community Spotlight series where we will feature surfers and those part of the surf culture in the Atlanta area. Check out our previous spotlights on Thomas Roginsky, Spencer Broome, Anthony Kennedy, Nick Bramwell, the Merlo Family, Mike Dobbs, Kristian Erik Bjerke, Jamie Eichler, Doug Paul, Brandon Spivia, Robert Hanson, Liam Spoon, Eric Ilustrisimo, Susan Bond, Jason Smith, Garrett Gilfillan, Silvia Saey, Scott Mennicke, Tammie Dalrymple, Wes Espinosa, Peter Gudbrandsen, Kelby Graham, Kayvon Nazarian, Abigail Pierce, Clark Campbell, Katy Harrison, Sam Burrafato, Maggie Maziarz, Erik Barron, Erin Keith, and Jenny Serwitz.
My name is Adam Hunter and I’m the owner of Lanier Experience. I have been wake surfing for about seven years.
I started Lanier Experience a little over two years ago. I started out with private charters, then summer camps, and now I have two little rental boats.
How did you get into surfing? In Atlanta or somewhere else?
I was first introduced to wake surfing by a couple we met at the boat ramp, Mikey and Nora. We always called them the yellow boat because we were always at the ramp at the same time. One afternoon they left a note on our windshield asking to meet up on the water. We met and learned how to surf for the first time.
Shortly after that we purchased a lake house and sold the bowrider and purchased our first surf boat.
Where and how often do you surf?
I surf at least twice a week in the summer and try to surf once a month in the off-season. You can find me most Thursday nights (date night with the wifey) in Flat Creek shredding.
What is your favorite thing about surfing? What do you do to advance your surfing?
Surfing has this free feeling. To hop on an endless wave and drag your fingers in the water is pure bliss.
What are your hopes for the Atlanta surfing community in the future?
I’ve met and worked with some amazing people in the industry here on Lanier from technicians to pro riders and fellow business owners. I just want everyone to experience the feeling of catching their first wave and dropping the rope.