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Chris Malloy

Chris Malloy

Chris Malloy


Ojai, CA


Lompoc, CA

Home base for Chris is a working ranch in California, where he lives close to the land with his wife and kids. The oldest of the three Malloy brothers and the director of 180° South and a number of highly regarded surf films, his life is a blend of tradition, conservation and creativity. “The best things in life,” he says, “are the simplest.”

Career Highlights

  • Invited to and surfed in the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational, 2006
  • Dozens of "first descents" throughout Polynesia, Indonesia, Antarctica, Europe and South America
  • Made more than twenty surf films

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