Whether hosting a fun-filled gathering in the back of his van or dancing his pants off, Jared Mell is the life of the party. A quintessential Californian and the rarest breed all at the same time, Mell’s approach to riding logs can be best described as modern classic—or as he calls it, Surf-a-Billy. Often seen pillaging the lineups of Newport Beach, Mell is well known for his nimble, cat-like footwork on the front of a 10' surfboard, but don't overlook his ability to surf just about any kind of wave craft—or couch. His love for traditional surfboards, old vinyl records, vintage cameras and natural herbs keep him rolling from continent to continent in search of his next ride and future lover. One of the most gifted gliders in longboarding, Jared’s special blend of erratic, gouging turns and rampant head dips is catching everyone’s attention, even legendary log rider and SPY teammate, Joel Tudor.