By Jake Howard

A distinguished member of the Dana Point Board Riders Club, Tosh Johnson is a Salt Creek super grom.

“We’re so stoked to have Tosh in the club,” said Eric Diamond, president of the Dana Point Board Riders Club. “He was charging at a recent event in Newport Beach and earned the club’s ‘Most Committed’ award for his late drops and epic attitude.”

Johnson, who lives in San Juan Capistrano and goes to Marco Forster Middle School there, turned 13 years old this week. His dad, Matt, and his uncle, Mikey Todd, taught him to surf at Doheny when he was 8, and it’s been “game on” ever since.

“I surf because I love the ocean and the feel of the water under my board,” Tosh told the San Clemente Times.

Spending his surfing days by splitting time between Salt Creek and Lowers, Tosh notes that local surfer Ian Gottron is one of his favorite surfers, “because we were neighbors when I was little, and I love his style.” 

“I think surfing will take me around the world and fill me with happiness,” Tosh said. “I am grateful to have the Dana Point Board Riders Club, the Marco Forster surf team and a rad community of kids to surf with.”

Happy birthday and happy Thanksgiving, Tosh. Thanks for keeping the vibe alive and staying stoked!

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