The saying goes “everything is bigger and better in Texas”. Standing at 6 4′ this is very true for Steve Howey. Born and raised in San Antonio, Steve made his way out to Hollywood to be an aspiring Actor. Fast forward a few years his accolades include a lead role in the Showtime series Shameless. From the Drew Carrey Show, Reba and many more. Steve has expressed his talents across many different roles in many different genres. He’s also an incredible philanthropist, fitness enthusiast, and all around great person. We cannot ask for a better Ambassador to lead the charge with OPKIX. Also, go check out @stevehowey for a quick laugh, you will not be let down.
3 Time NFL Superbowl Champion
With over 8 years in the National Football League as a running back, LeGarrette Blount has truly shown that he is a top echelon player. Blount is a 3x Super Bowl Champion and currently plays for the Detroit Lions. His longevity as an NFL player is a testament to his hard work he puts in to be a world-class football player. Off the field, LeGarrette truly embraces what it means to be a great father and public figure. We’re honored to have him a part of the team at OPKIX.
The creative mind of Matthew Lillard has driven him to his calling as an actor, director, and producer. Involving himself in many films and characters from Drama, Horror to Comedy, the versatile star has many titles under his belt. Lillard’s long-spanning career has found him on the set of well-known films such as Scream (1995), Scooby-Doo (2002), and the current comedy series Good Girls (2018). The Michigan native, currently based in California currently spends his time as a dedicated family man to his wife and 3 children as well as a dedicated actor. We are excited to see the creative angles that Lillard brings to the OPKIXONE and we are proud to have him.
Lead Guitarist / Avenged Sevenfold
Brian Elwin Haner, Jr. who’s also known as his stage name, Synyster Gates, is the lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. Born and raised in Huntington Beach, Brian is a pioneer of heavy metal but is also influenced by jazz, classical, and many other genres. Over the course of his nearly two-decade-long career, he has won numerous accolades as a member of Avenged Sevenfold, including several Golden God and Kerrang!
Mick Fanning, one of greatest to ever put a competitive surfing jersey on. In the water, Mick is best known for his power and flow in the and always delivers exciting surfing for fans. Fanning’s longtime career has had him traveling the globe and going turn for turn against the best in the world – usually finishing among the top honors. His consistency and dedication to his career has garnered him 3 World Titles along with countless other wins throughout his competitive history. Now, beyond the jersey, Mick continues to surf and discover waves in the far corners of the world and we are proud to have such a driven individual as part of the OPKIX Family.
Daewon Song’s name is synonymous with the word progression. Forever cemented as one of skateboarding’s elite, Song continues to push the boundaries to what is possible on a skateboard. There has been no other street skater in history to have such an illustrious and dedicated career that spans decades and defies generations. Accolades include the honor of Skater of the Year in 2006 as well as countless video parts that go down in skate history. We are so proud and excited to have such a creative master to represent the OPKIX Family!
Lead Singer - The Dirty Heads
Huntington Beach native and Dirty Heads frontman Jared Watson has been a music Icon for over 2 decades. From there first sold out show in Seal Beach California (Sushi restaurant) to headlining some of today’s biggest music festivals around the world. Jared is truly pioneering the music scene in Orange County! When Jared is not on tour he is an advocate on Family, surfing, and video games, all which embrace the get up and go culture of OPKIX. His Instagram @jaredwatson is a snapshot of what he has accomplished over the years, along with his current endeavors in life.
Professional Trumpet Player
Professional Motocross Racer
Model / DJ
Professional Fighter (UFC)
Santa Cruz native Corey Wilson’s creative eye and skills behind the lens have allowed his work to grace many pages and covers that go down in publication history. Capturing world-class images of the frozen tundra to maxing waves in the tropics, Corey has shot it all. No stranger to adventure, he has many stamps in his passport and many memory cards that lay evidence to his travels. His Instagram – @corey_wilson, gives testament to where he’s been as well as the innovative direction he’s had on photography as a whole. We are proud to have Corey as part of the OPKIX family and what far reaches of the world he takes us.
Professional Rugby Player
Ellia Green is no stranger to hard work. In fact, the Australian Rugby star has worked her way to become one of the best athletes in the world – claiming a Gold Medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Aside from Rugby, she is a well versed athlete starting her career with sprinting, finding herself on a spot at the World School Games. This hard work and dedication to her craft is something we value here at OPKIX and we are stoked to be able to partner with Ellia and be along for her journey.
Salema “Sal” Masekala is a beloved host, commentator, journalist, musician, and producer best known for his work presenting ESPN’s Summer and Winter X Games. What has he not accomplished is more of the question we like to ask. From his band Alekesam, inspired by his late father Hugh Masekala, has been a successful and inspirational part of Sal’s life. Though the works of Vice Media, Red Bull Media, and National Geographic, Sal is truly defining cultural and geographical barriers that present a challenge in today’s Society. As an Early adopter to the OPKIX family, we are blessed to have him onboard. We encourage you to check out @salmasekala to see what life will bring him next.
Originally from North Narrabeen, Australia, Laura Enever is a 2x World Junior Champion, Australian Champion and Pro Jnr Champion. Laura’s amazing junior surfing career progressed her on to an accomplished tenure on the WSL Women’s World Tour, consistently finishing in the Top 10. When not at home, Laura can be seen traveling the world searching for the next perfect wave, music festival, or just hanging out with great friends. Laura’s love for fashion is truly an inspiration, from photoshoots and collaborations with Louis Vuitton, to working with some of the most inspirational, artists, magazines, brands, Laura truly has made her mark beyond surfing! OPKIX is truly honored to have an incredible young woman on board our Team,Check out her Instagram @lauraenever to follow her through her travels and life story!
Black Tape Project
Joel Alvarez, creator of the Black Tape Project is nothing short of a visionary. Armed with nothing but tape, Joel was able to take the fashion world by storm. The body tape art bikinis boasting futuristic designs are the signature mark of the Miami native. His work has since exploded on the scene and have given him the opportunities to collaborate with some of the most prestigious artists around the world and had his work gracing publications such as Maxim and Cosmopolitan. His tenacity for success as well as his creativity and vision are some of the reasons why we are excited to have him as part of the OPKIX Family. We are excited to see what vision the King of Tape has in store for the future.
Big Wave Surfer
Coming in hot from the Central Coast, of New South Wales, Ross Clarke-Jones ceases to amaze and defy what can be done on a surfboard. weather he is on an 80ft wave or a 5ft wave Ross will give it his all and have a big smile on his face. While Ross is off his board you can watch him race his Porsche on the Nuremberg Ring in Germany. Ross is the definition of adrenalin and the Team at OPKIX are so proud to call him a family member. Follow @rcj6666 to see where Ross will surface next!
Originally hailing from the east coast, content powerhouse Amber Torrealba blends the action sports lifestyle with creativity & drive. Now residing in Laguna Beach, she spends her days churning out cinema-quality video edits & the non-stop pursuit of fun. Taking a quick look at her instagram – @ambertorrealba, it’s easy to see she understands how to have a good time and document it all while it’s happening. Beyond her skills as a videographer, she is a world-class skimboard champion – clinching the World Title in 2016 & 2018 at the Vic World Championship of Skimboarding. We’re proud to have Amber as part of the OPKIX Family and excited for new perspectives and adventures across the globe!
Lisa Anderson laid the foundation for Women’s Surfing and helped shaped the industry to what it is today. Anderson has many accolades to define her career including 4 World Championship titles (1994-1997) and being the first woman to be featured on the cover of Surfer Magazine as well as one of the “Top Female Athletes of the 20th Century (Sports Illustrated). The San Clemente surfing icon’s commitment to her craft has continued her career beyond her days competing on the ASP World Tour. She continues to be a positive figurehead for all her sponsors and we are ecstatic to have such an accomplished empowered woman as part of the OPKIX family.
Professional Motocross Rider
Very few people in the world have gone the distance on a motorcycle like Robbie Maddison. A pioneer in his own sense, the Australian stunt rider has broken the barriers to what is humanly possible on 2 wheels. Holding multiple Guinness World Records and X Games gold medals, Robbie ‘Maddo’ Maddison, is the only one on the planet to successfully land the longest jump as well as surf Teahupoo on a motorcycle. Maddo is on a constant suit for advancement and is always looking at ways how to break records and push his abilities and the progression of sport. Excited for what the future holds for Maddison and Opkix, and we can’t wait to see what he does next!
Professional Street BMX Rider
Dakota Roche or simply known as Dak, is what you think of when you hear BMX street riding. Deep-seated within the Huntington Beach BMX scene Dak truly embraces what it takes to be one of the greatest street BMX riders of this generation. From winning the prestigious award for Street Rider of the Year, to throwing down some of the most mind boggling tricks. If you don’t believe us his Instagram @dakroche will tell you otherwise. We are honored to have him as part of the OPKIX family not only as a rider but as a true artist, and an all around solid dude!
Brazilian surfing high flyer Caio Ibelli embodies the term – hard work. Coming from the capricious beach breaks around Sao Paulo, Caio developed his skills to be relevant in all surf conditions. As a professional surfer on the WSL tour, he’s a weapon never to be underestimated and always delivers spectacular performances in his heats. Recently sidelined by injury, he has focused on one thing – to come back, and come back stronger than ever. From days in the gym and physical therapy, to hours spent in the shaping bay, he has been working toward perfecting his craft from the board to the body. We are proud to have such a talented, hard-working individual such as Caio as part of the OPKIX family and we can’t wait to see the content he captures from shaping his own surfboards to chasing waves across the globe!
A 30-year-old ripper from Vancouver, B.C., DeCenzo has some of the biggest pop and best board control in the game. He’s known for going big on stairs, ledges, and rails and has two gold from X Games Game of Sk8 to prove it. He edged out Nyjah Huston to take the Skateboard Street win at X Games Austin 2016, and also competed in the 2016 X Games Real Street video contest, capturing 4.75% of the fan vote. DeCenzo visited ESPN Campus in May of 2017 and produced a minute of footage worthy of a Real Street video part.
Celebrity Makeup Artist
Celebrity make up artist Sara Tanno has an eye for style. Part of Lady Gaga’s camp, Tanno is responsible for creating the aura and magic image of all those on stage. Her attention to detail has allowed her to work among the best recording artists in the world, aside from Gaga she has worked with the likes of Fergie, Katy Perry & Kelis to name a few. Recent well known work include shows like the Grammy’s & the Oscars. With such attention to detail, we are happy to have Tanno aspart of the OPKIX Family and we are excited to see all the behind the scenes content she encounters every day.
The daughter of professional surfer Chris Ward and supermodel Jacqueline Miller, Malia organically blends athleticism with style. At such a young age, Malia juggles both an accomplished career in surfing as well as an academic career at USC. This driven, goal oriented young woman has traveled much of the world and knows how to have a great time doing it. We are excited to tag along with her travels and see the places across the globe with her through her eyes. Stoked to have such a talented lady on board with the OPKIX Family!
Clean and sober since July 23rd, 1992.
summited ice-covered volcanoes, swam with crocodiles and served a stint in federal prison.
“But my greatest challenge is the one I take on every single day—sobriety.” Clean and sober since July 23rd, 1992. While my daily urge to drink and use drugs has waned over the years, I still struggle with the addict that lives inside of me. It took me a long time to figure out that I can not, and should not, kill my addictive nature. Instead, my challenge has been finding a way to use the addict within me for positive, purpose-driven pursuits.
But it is fair to say that running, and running far, is at the core of my vitality and enduring sobriety. It lays a foundation for goals that keep me focused and it gives me the freedom of movement that I love. It keeps my body and mind sharp, and it refines and smoothes out my most jagged edges. When I run hundreds of miles through jungles, in deserts, or on the local trails starting from my front doorstep, I learn something new about myself and even about the world.
Running has allowed me to explore the far-reaching corners of the globe and meet amazing, diverse people. I have found that even in cultures that generally distrust strangers, people are more likely to welcome me if I am on foot. It somehow makes me less threatening, perhaps more human. Most cultures understand running as a part of their daily lives. It is something that shines a light on how we are the same and briefly dims how we are different. When I run, I always feel connected to others. That is a powerful force that I truly love about my life.
In 2016, Charlie finished writing his first book. It is a memoir titled RUNNING MAN. I often joke that if you do enough crazy things and too often find yourself in the heart of bizarre, improbable and sometimes dire circumstances, someone might just pay you to write a book!
Raimina VB, Hailing from Tahiti was a former Professional Big Wave Surfer. Chances are if you are if you have surfed Teaupou you probably have had an encounter with him! As a face of the WSL, when he is not in Tahiti he is the face of the Surf Ranch out in Lemoore California. We are proud to have Raimana as a part of the OPKIX family. Follow him on Instagram @raimanaworld to see where he will be traveling next!
Stafford Brothers are DJs and Producers from the Gold Coast, Australia. They are widely known for there house, electro and progressive house music. The Brothers were the first ever electronic dance music acts to sign onto Cash Money Records. Currently Residing in Los Angeles, Stafford brothers continue to be at the forefront to the Dance music scene, As innovators and creators we welcome them to the OPKIX Family. If you want to to watch there life unfold from on stage to everyday life go ahead and follow @staffordbrothers
Big Wave Surfer
Celebrity Makeup Artist
Alana Dawn Stirdivant is a professional makeup artist who has worked with many celebrities and top leading brands in the clothing and makeup industry for many years. As she shares her love for makeup in this intimate blog she also shares many of her other passions from, cooking, DIY crafts, party planning, home schooling, interior design and her newest venture, flipping houses. Sit down, relax and have a great time! xo.
Sara Montazami, blogger, clothing designer and social media influencer hailing from Venice California is the daughter to the lovely Swedish TV star, Maria Montazami. She is the one who introduced her to the blogging world! This was in 2010 which was a couple years into filming Swedish Hollywood Wives. Quitting her 9-5 job to pursue something she had more of an interest in, BLOGGING and FASHION. she then won Vecko Revyn’s top International Blogger for two years in a row. It became a full time job to blog and to also work on our family’s clothing line, Montazami Brand. Sara’s brand is only growing from here and is a full reflection of what she loves to do. We welcome Sara to The Opkix family!
Nike Master Trainer
Fitness is a product of dedication and commitment to living a healthy, active lifestyle. That commitment is easily recognized in the case of Kirsty Godso. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand and now based out of New York, Godso is widely known for her passion for fitness and her tried and tested high-intensity interval training program that has garnered the title of Nike Master Trainer. We are proud to have a successful, energetic addition to the OPKIX Family and we are excited to see where Kirsty takes us next.