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Oriol Vicente

Surf Artist

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Oriol Vicente

San Diego, California (Spanish)

Born and raised in Barcelona, my first wave was in the Mediterranean Sea on a stormy summer day. After that I was hooked for life. I moved to San Diego in 2003 and fell in love with the city.

I am a Mechanical Engineer by profession, surfer and artist by vocation. I feel very fortunate working as an engineer designing and selling artificial surfing attractions around the world. It allows me to combine both passion and career.

I started painting when I was very young many years before I discovered surfing. I started with oil, I tried watercolours and I finally transitioned into pastel. My inspiration comes from different sources but surfing and the ocean is definitely the number one.