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Where he works: A one-story surf-specific equipment-based shop right on the beach, where he gives surf lessons. “I love that I’m working on the beach everyday, surfing with the community. I feel really fortunate that my work is my passion.”

First time on a board: “I can’t really remember my first time surfing because I grew up on the beach. I’ve been body surfing and boogie boarding since I was small, right here in New Hampshire.”

His surfboard: “Luckily, owning a surf shop, I have access to lots of different boards. I don’t have a favorite, but I love my six-foot, five-inch Bryne short board.”

Favorite places to surf: “I love surfing here. I’ve been fortunate to travel all over the world, but when the waves are good at your home break, there’s something special about that. You cherish the moments. My favorite local place is Rye Rocks in Portsmouth, and my favorite travel location is Cloudbreak in Fiji.”

Toughest part of the job: “You’re never able to walk away from it. I own a shop. A clean break from work is difficult because I’m always thinking about it.”

Why this career: “I was just a young kid who loved surfing. When I was 15, I got a call asking if I wanted to work at a surf shop, and I’ve been working here ever since.” -Anna Perrochi. Photograph by Bob O’Connor