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, and Kelby Graham.
My name is Kayvon Nazarian, 21 years of age, and I recently relocated from Los Angeles to Atlanta.
Do you ocean surf, wake surf, river surf, paddle surf? Any or all of the above?
I wake surf and hydrofoil.
How did you get into surfing? In Atlanta or somewhere else?
I’ve owned a MasterCraft since 2018. I surf at Lake Lanier, usually 5x per week, and surfed in Southern California lakes prior to my relocation.
What is your favorite thing about surfing/What do you do to advance your surfing?
My favorite thing currently is advancing my skills on the foil. Foiling is an absolute game-changer. As an experienced surfer, foiling constantly presents new challenges and keeps me on my toes… no pun intended.
What are your hopes for the Atlanta surfing community in the future?
I hope we develop a tight-knit community amongst all age ranges and further the general community’s exposure and ability to step outside their comfort zone and try new watersports activities.