All Photos: www.jonathonreis.com

Every town has a grip of local rippas, and SLO county has no shortage.  Recently, local Mike Schwartz has spent a lot of time with one of the best photographers in the area, Jon Reis.  Up and down the coast they’ve built a great friendship searching for waves before and after work, scoring big time along the way.

If you’ve seen Schwartz out in the line-up, you’ve probably noticed his calm demeanor and his mean forehand attack and backhand blasts.  A hard-working local who represents the area’s best bit of South County ripping, give Mikey a hoot the next time you see him.