Jesse Faen

Jesse Faen

Surf/Media/Fashion/Entertainment Consultant
Currently: Founder at Gypsy Surf Consulting
Location: Topanga CA
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Three decades of surf industry experience and international relationships. Born in Australia, constant world traveller with houses on three continents. A competitive surfer early on, morphed this into editing Waves magazine in Australia at age 20. By 22 was editing Surfing magazine in the United States. Became the surfer’s representative on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) tour in 1998, then media director for the next 6 years, attending all major events around the globe for 7 consecutive years. During this time also contributed to most international surfing publications, as well as many online sites, multiple video, Film and TV productions. Launched Australian surf lifestyle brand Insight in the USA in 2005, and ran the company from Los Angeles for the next 5 years. Also worked in marketing for Peligroso Tequila and as VP of Marketing for Quiksilver's travel brand, VSTR, for short stints, before moving to Chile and taking a year+ sabbatical. Served on the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) and Life Rolls On (LRO) foundation, plus volunteered with Waves For Water (W4W) in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Now based in Topanga Canyon, LA.

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INTERESTS
  • Surfing
  • travel
SPORTS
  • Surfing
  • snowboarding
GROUPS
  • w4w
  • Life Rolls On
  • SIMA
  • Movember

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