Get In the Game: Eros Exarhou

Get In the Game: Eros Exarhou

Pro surfer Eros Exarhou hits the waves in this season's surf-ready styles.

Pro surfer Eros Exarhou hits the waves in this season's surf-ready styles.

Photography: Boo George

Styling: Deb Watson

This article appears in the pages of VMAN39, available on newsstands now. Order your copy now at vmagazineshop.com

"My mom and dad always pushed me into being athletic; I had so much energy as a kid, I had to get it out one way or another. I traveled around the U.S. at a young age playing soccer, my favorite sport growing up. I started surfing at age eight, and at 13, I started doing surfing competitions, which slowly evolved into a full-time surf career. Coming home to my first surfboard that my mom got me, sitting on the porch by the front door wrapped in bubble wrap, was a day that helped me be the person I am today. Surfing really frees my mind; it puts me into another world. It's so meditative."

JACKET AND PANTS THADDEUS O'NEIL, SHIRT DSQUARED2, BACKPACK VANS, SHOES ADIDAS

"Competing is such a headgame. It's a high and a low: one minute, you're on top of the world, you're in first place, and it can change in one wave."

SWEATER GUCCI, JACKETS AND PANTS JUNYA WATANABE, UNDERWEAR HIS OWN, BACKPACK VANS, SHOES BOSS
Credits: MAKEUP YUKI HAYASHI (STREETERS) USING MAKEUP FOR EVER, HAIR THOM PRIANO (FOR R+CO), MODEL EROS EXARHOU (WILHELMINA), CASTING SYDNEY BOWEN (STREETERS), DIGITAL TECHNICIAN BROR LVEFELDT, PHOTO ASSISTANTS MATHEW JOY, MARK LINCOLN, RYAN GARCIA, STYLIST ASSISTANTS CAROLINE SHIN, KAVANAUGH OKTAVEC, MAKEUP ASSISTANT TASHI HONNERY, MOVEMENT DIRECTION EMMA CHADWICK (STREETERS), SET DRESSING GILLE MILLS (THE MAGNET AGENCY), POST PRODUCTION STUDIO RM, LOCATION PIER59 STUDIOS

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