Chris Malloy

Surfing Ambassador

Hometown

Ojai, CA

Resides

Lompoc, CA

Patagonia Surf Ambassador Chris Malloy
Home base for Chris is a working ranch in California, where he lives close to the land with his wife and kids. The oldest of the three Malloy brothers and the director of 180° South and a number of highly regarded surf films, his life is a blend of tradition, conservation and creativity. “The best things in life,” he says, “are the simplest.”

Career Highlights

  • Invited to and surfed in the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational, 2006
  • Dozens of "first descents" throughout Polynesia, Indonesia, Antarctica, Europe and South America
  • Made more than twenty surf films