Dave Johnston carving in the finals at the Portugal

Dave Johnston carving in the finals at the Portugal

Profile: Big Wave Dave WORLD CUP: 21st Annual Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival March 16-18, Steamer Lane World Champ Looks to Add to His Portugal Victory on Home Surf Photo: Foto-Reportagem Name: Dave Johnston Age: 44 Home surf: Santa Cruz Occupation: Kayak instructor, outfitter and Sherpa Career Highlights: 2006 World Cup Champion, Portugal 1999 World Champion, Brazil 2006 US National Champion, Cape Hatteras 2002 US National Champion, Outer Banks 8-time US Team member Winner of the Grand Prize in 2005 Best Wave Video Contest Favorite moves: Cartwheel in the tube (aka “karate chop”), a roundhouse 360 off the lip. Most memorable ride: One of my most memorable rides was at Davenport Landing on a very big day. I managed to catch a wave from way outside at the north point, surf it across the channel in front of the beach and link it with a wave coming the other direction...
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