Surf ATL Community Spotlight: Merlo Family

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, Jenny Serwitz, Adam Hunter, Joyce and Mack, Jackson Kearns, Jessica Luna, Tyler Urrutia, Mike Pappas, Scott Stone, Emily McLarty, Emilio Castro, Kurt Ehlers, Westry Whitaker, Santiago/Santi, the Borton Family, Levi Dills, Brett Butz (video), Emilio Castro (video), Amy Schellinger (video), Meredith Jordan (video), Jeff Smith (video), Shawn Harris (video), and Sam Larsen (video).

🌊 Maybe you’ve seen their holiday antics? Or maybe they popped you up for the first time wake surfing? Or maybe you just shared a great session with them?

One thing is certain — if you haven’t met the Merlo family (@makewavesmerlo), you’re missing out! They bring so much stoke and love for the community, each other, and riding waves! 🤙❤️

See the full spotlight below!

A big thank you to the full Merlo clan for sharing your story and being a cornerstone of our community! 💗💗

Also, thank you to @reelimpactstudios and @joemediaco for all the work on our video spotlights! 👏

And if you love riding waves or know someone who does, DM us or reach out via the contact page on our website. It doesn’t matter your skill level or if you are a wake surfer, ocean surfer, paddleboarder, or river surfer. We want to put the spotlight on you!



Connect, grow, and foster the joy of riding waves. In Atlanta.

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