Matt Hamrick was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, with deep roots and lifelong friendships in the VB community, where he currently resides and readily admits the surf culture is much larger than our wave! Matt is extremely proud to be an adoptive dad to his son and daughter, seeing tremendous beauty and bravery in adoption. He has served the Navy as a quality engineer for a couple decades, rightly fitting his personality that trembles when he's too far from a coastline. He loves all things ocean and surf, tracking wind, weather patterns and hurricane seasons (as East Coasters do), and geeking out on surfboard design. His surf travels have taken him to Costa Rica, California, Hawaii, and Australia, though he claims that the best surf is still the Outer Banks of North Carolina (VB's backyard). He begins each day with lectio divina and thrives off silence, sunsets, and green smoothies. He is the Director of Surf for Motherboards, collaborating with our artists and surfboard shapers on establishing and expanding the surfboard lineup into a full range for all riders and abilities.