Knost, Alex

Rubber-limbed longboarder, musician, and fashionista from Costa Mesa, California; mildly controversial leading figure in the DIY surf-hipster movement that emerged from Southern California in the early 2000s. Knost was born (1985) and raised in Costa Mesa, and began surfing with his father in Newport Beach at age ten. "Most kids my age were watching Taylor Steele vids," Knost said of  his early surfing influences. "I was watching the 1960s stuff my dad was into."

Knost starred in Thomas Camp...