World Champion Skimboarder / Video Artist & Editor
Amber Torrealba is a world champion skimboarder and a videographer living in Laguna Beach, California. Amber grew up on the east coast of Florida and migrated to Southern California a few years ago to progress her career, both on and off the board. Since then she has been traveling the world while giving back others, influencing and teaching kids how to ride, and creating videos of all of her adventures.
Q & A
How long have you been skating for and how did you get into it?
I started skateboarding around 10 years old. Playing outside was pretty much all there was to do in my hometown, so I loved skating around the neighborhood and the city skatepark growing up.
What is a dream of yours you have yet to achieve?
Getting a stand up barrel on a skimboard.
What does a perfect day look like to you?
Sun, warm weather, big warm waves, and good vibes by the coastline.
Where is your favorite place you have traveled?
For waves - Mexico, for adventure - Costa Rica
What's your favorite part about creating videos?
Making a story and creating a feeling out of your work. Finishing the final product in the editing room is the most rewarding part.
How do you stay positive in life?
Perspective is everything, and you always have a choice in life. I try to look at situations and always learn from them, good or bad. I’ve learned to find positivity and happiness in the simple things.
Favorite quote to live by?
Be true to yourself.