ESPN's Sal Masekela
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ESPN personality Sal Masekela knows how to pack a lot into a day, so we had him keep a 24-hour diary. Follow along below....
|Sal Masekela riding a wave in Fiji|
8 AM: Rise and shine? I down my morning elixir of manuka honey in hot water, whip up some eggs and chicken-apple sausage and log on to surfline.com to peruse the HD cameras at my favorite surf spots.
9 AM: The ocean is the best place to set the tone for my day. Twenty-sixth Street in Manhattan Beach is firing, and it’s only 10 minutes from my Venice domicile. I manage to snag a few really fun waves on a rising tide. The 58-degree water coupled with dancing on water is like five cups of coffee.
11 AM: Time for a little work. I reach out to my partner at UX Entertainment, Jason Bergh, to see where we are at with our Oakley project for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. We’ll be taking thespians snowboarding with some of the top pros on the planet. Ever hear of Shaun White?
NOON: Put finishing touches on the Kelly Slater feature I’m writing for Transworld Surf magazine. Ten World Championships in 20 years. Yeah, he may be the best athlete on the planet.
12:30 PM: A phoner with Steve Larosiliere, who tells me that Stoked—the foundation we cofounded to mentor at-risk youth through action sports—has picked up a high school in Brooklyn for our skateboard-building after-school program. Today is a good day!
1 PM: Head to CrossFit. If there is a hell, and hell has a gym, CrossFit is it. Run 400 meters, do 50 pull-ups, 15 burpees and then the whole thing again five times. Wanting to die never felt so good.
2:30 PM: Eat! Lunch at Gjelina in Venice makes me whole again.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY LAUREN ROSS (SURF, PORTRAIT); RICH ARDEN/ESPN (X GAMES)
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.