• Joe Curren
  • Joe Curren
  • Joe Curren

Joe Curren

Surfing Ambassador

Hometown

Santa Barbara, CA

Resides

Crescent City, CA

Raised surfing the classic breaks of Rincon and The Ranch, Joe earned a reputation as a far-flung traveler and a photographer capturing profound yet often-overlooked facets of the surfing journey. He inherited his father’s restless nature, and more recently, an interest in woodworking and shaping. Joe now lives with his wife in Crescent City on California’s North Coast, hemmed in by rivers and redwood trees. In 2015, he renovated a boarded-up home and turned it into his frame shop and studio.
Career Highlights
  • Caught his first wave at Hammonds Reef in 1983
  • Multiple surfing, diving, and fishing trips to Baja with his father
  • Surfed Kirra and Jeffrey’s Bay, early ‘90’s
  • Made his first off-the-beaten surf trip to Scotland in 1996
  • Traveled to over 40 countries
  • Married his wife, Teasha in 2005
  • Profiled in Surfer Magazine, 2007
  • Featured in the films, One California Day, The Fifth Symphony, Glass Love and Thread
  • Photographs exhibited at galleries in San Francisco, New York, London, Paris and Tokyo
  • Photographs published in a limited edition book, One, published by Bueno! Books, Japan
  • Shaped a surfboard that actually works, 2011
  • Renovated a mid-century brick and stucco building in downtown Crescent City, home to Joe’s frame shop and studio, 2015