Andrew Doheny is enjoying the ride of his life, 7 May 2008, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California
The 15-year-old, the top surfer for his age group in the nation, is home schooled so he can travel around the world in pursuit of his passion.
His mother supports the decision for home schooling.
“As long as he meets his course requirements, I’m fine with him managing his time around surfing,” she said. “He needs to spread his wings and see where it takes him.”
Doheny’s day starts at 6:30 a.m., when he calls another home-schooled friend to meet for breakfast. He hops on his skateboard, rides to a coffee shop, eats breakfast, then checks out the waves. If they’re good enough, he goes home to put on his wetsuit and then heads out the backyard gate for a two-minute speed walk to the beach at 54th Street.
Doheny, a world traveler, finds it hard to pick out one special surf spot, though he returned from a photo shoot last month in Indonesia with an appreciation for water so clear you want “to drink it.”