This Is Will Allen
Surfer Will Allen Playlist & Interview 24 Videos ･ Last Updated: Nov 15 2022
I love Jesus and seek to glorify the Lord in all areas of my life. If you see me out in the lineup and I'm not smiling or if I'm taking too many waves...tell me to shape up and stay stoked!
Nickname: Memo and Willy
Based now: Los Ángeles
Where were you born and raised?
South Bay, Los Ángeles
What do you like about where you live now?
Church, Friends, and Family.
When and how did you start surfing?
My dad took me out when I was a grom and pushed me into some waves. Very grateful for his patience and care in teaching me how to surf. Some days my dad still out-surfs me!
Where is your go-to surf spot?
Please tell us about the surfboard you usually ride. Brand, shaper, dimensions, fin setup, etc.
I found a Wavestorm on the beach recently and that has been a blast to ride (The lifeguard let me keep it too). Other than that, very grateful to ride boards made by Joe Bark. I ride a 9" 8 quad big wave gun from joe and have recently been on a 6" 10 twin fin he made 4 years ago. My pops and I ride an 8"0 single fin Bing Surfboards mid-length from time to time, shaped by Matt Calvani.
Where are your favorite surf spots that you've been to?
Where are the surf spots you want to visit in the future that you've never been to?
Which do you like more, Air or Tube?
Which do you like more, Noseride or Maneuver?
Who are the surfers that inspire you?
Big list, so many legends. Big Z, Chicken Joe, My Dad, Hayden Gunson, Max Kaplan, Kevin Bald, Kyle Woogs, Mick Rodgers, Joe Kay, Sam Bark, Richard Mattingly, Tyler Suji, Josiah Amico, Liam O’callaghan, Dane Perlee, Ian Gottron, Jimmy Surfs, Corey Colapinto, JJ Wessles.
What are the surf films/videos that inspire you?
"Surf's Up" and all the edits that Powerlines Productions makes. Best big wave videos ever.
What are the films/movies that inspire you? (other than surf films)
Free Burma Rangers, Matter of Life, and American Gospel.
Other than surfing, what are you passionate about?
Following Jesus, Sharing His name, and Serving others. I need God's Grace each and every moment in attempting to walk in those passions. I am weak, but He is strong! John 3:30
Who are your favorite bands and musicians?
Shane and Shane, Christafari, and Norton Hall band.
Tracks you love?
- "How Firm a Foundation" by Norton Hall Band
- "Day by Day" by Citizens
- "Handiwork" by Tom McConnell
- "Not What My Hands Have Done" by Hope Hymns
- "Holy Holy Holy" by Ghost Ship
- "Amazing Grace" by Shane & Shane
- "The Daily Gospel" by Timothy Brindle
- "No Better News" by Willie Will
- "Defend the Faith" by Hazakim
- "What Is God" by Benjamin The EsquireEvangel