Fr. Dan Molochko

Father, Dan Molochko, surf team rider for MotherboardsCITY YOU GREW UP IN: Virginia Beach, VA

CURRENTLY LIVE: Charlottesville, VA

DATE OF BIRTH: 09/25/86

SPONSORS: Motherboards


HOBBIES: CrossFit, Calisthenics, Trail running, Bull whip tricks, curly mustache growing, nutritional health, mobility, Brazilian Jiujitsu, guitar, sauna, ice bath, and getting tattoos!

FAVORITE TRICK(S): Riding the wave so far down the beach you have to get out and walk back.

CURRENTLY RIDES: Immaculate Heart 9'4 Longboard.

FAVORITE RESORT SPOT: (not really applicable to the surf world)

FAVORITE PUBLIC SPOT: Anywhere that has a goofy footed breaking barrel.

BEST BOARDING STORY: The first barrel I ever got, I dropped in, grabbed my rail in a low crouch, and it just formed around me. I hadn’t expected it, so I was like a deer in the headlights with excitement. I stayed in for what seemed like a few seconds and I got so excited I threw my first in the air. However, my hand hit by the top of the tube and I got knocked off the wave.

FAVORITE QUOTE: " God the Father of mercies, through the death and resurrection of his Son has reconciled the world to himself and poured out the Holy Spirit among us for the forgiveness of sins; through the ministry of the Church may God grant you pardon and peace, and I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

FAVORITE MUSIC: Anything fast. Techno, EDM, Punk, Rock, Rap, Emo, Screamo,

FAVORITE PERSON TO SURF WITH: I have so many good memories surfing with so many people. I love getting together with friends I have known for years and being out in the water for a few hours. You get to catch waves and catch up on life.

TACO OR PIZZA: A pizza place near my seminary had a Taco Pizza. That was delicious.

MOUNTAINS OR OCEAN: Ocean. Jesus described himself as living water, not the living mountain. I love mountains too. I have a tattoo of waves meeting the mountains.

COFFEE OR TEA: Both! All day.

VACATION OR STAYCATION: Go somewhere and have the trip of a lifetime.

MORNING BIRD OR NIGHT OWL: 4-5 am is the Lord’s preferred wake up time. 9pm is the Lord’s preferred bedtime. He told me. 

Social inks: @frdanmolochko (IG)