Ben Classen is equally addicted to the ocean and the mountains. Living in California, Hawaii, Idaho, and Colorado gave a unique opportunity to experience both at full volume. When he hit college, Ben began shooting local park rats in CO and his camera quickly became a trusted travel partner. A few years ago, he learned how to shape his own surfboards which opened a completely new chapter in his life. Shaping a board and getting to ride/test it then make changes on your next one makes surfing so much more personal. You can look him up anytime you’re in San Clemente, CA if you’re down to shoot or jump in the water. To see more of Ben's work click here.