SURF SHACKS 023 – MATTHIEU LEBLAN
/ MARK 02.29.2016 (CONTRIBUTOR, PHOTOS AND INTERVIEW)
Matt and I would bump into each other along Abbot Kinney Blvd, (Venice) and often talk about surf and how we missed it as we were both slammed at work. We’d talk of the waves we’d had, but would never see each other out at the local breaks, I guess because he was at the ‘Bu establishing his steez on long boards. He has around 5 boards over 10’, and styles on them all (I don’t think he has a board under 8’). We both talked fashion, he had a label, and it was my world too, so the conversations were fun; travel, trade shows, and the industry. Coincidentally then we also both consulted to a surf company and conversations about surf continued. Fast forward to 2 years ago, Matt and Joanne would come to the beach and hang and surf with our crew. Charming peeps. Into style, color and the beach – and he’s always stoked to get a paddle in. Matt’s house is one that’s evolved into an oasis of calm and color, which is going to be a whole lot of fun for their new son Luco Moon, although I’m not sure if it’ll stay calm.