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Carter Sieverts. Photo: Nickie Fry
Carter Sieverts. Photo: Nickie Fry

By Andrea Swayne

Carter Sieverts, 14, of Dana Point, moved to Kauai, Hawaii at the age of 4, where he learned to surf at 6 under the tutelage of his father. He moved back to Dana Point about a year and a half ago and now shortboards for the Dana Hills High School surf team and competes in Soul Surf Series events.

“It would be great to become a pro surfer someday,” Carter said. “But really, it’s all about thriving and going for what you want even if it’s really difficult. Soul surfing is great too because surfing is my passion and no matter what, it’s something I will do for the rest of my life.”

In school Carter is an A and B student who would like to study either business management or oceanography in college.

“I’ve always thought I’d like to go to Notre Dame because it seems like a really cool school and is Christian oriented, but University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, would be good too,” he said.

Carter would also like to learn to shape surfboards.

Carter Sieverts. Photo: Andrea Swayne
Carter Sieverts. Photo: Andrea Swayne

“I have dreamed of shaping boards since I was 7,” he said. “I knew a guy in Kauai who shaped and everyone knew him and loved him. I think it would be cool to help out the community by giving kids good boards to ride.”

When Carter isn’t doing school work or surfing, he likes to skate and hang out with his friends. “And I shred on the kendama,” he added with a laugh.

“When I stood up on my first wave I got hooked,” Carter said. “Surfing is refreshing and it feels so free, like I let out everything, stress, emotions, when I’m in the water. It’s almost like therapy. It’s super cool and so fun.”

Lately his immediate goal has been working on improving his aerial game and progressing his surf skills all around.

When asked if he has any other life goals, Carter said, “I’d like to have a good family someday, raise some surfer groms.”

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