We had the good fortune of connecting with Felipe Pezzoli and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Felipe, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
Hello, I am Felipe from Leucadia, Ca. Leucadian life has, to me, been about finding beauty in everyday things. Whether it be surfing, hiking, yoga, biking, swimming, or any other activity, there is a beauty to just being present. There is a beach here in Leucadia called Beacons. It’s a peaceful, family beach where a lot of surfers learn to shred. There is also a calming & loving energy that radiates. All are welcome. This is where I got the name South Beacons; when it was too crowded at Main Peak, I’d walk south to surf. South Beacons embodies so many different genres of music just as Beacons harbors all peoples lovingly. All I ask when you listen to South Beacons is to be present and enjoy! 

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
How I got to this point is through practice and a DIY (Do-it-yourself) mentality. Practicing not only helps you advance in your field, but helps build a sense of discipline. In order to master something, one must practice over and over and over until the practice material is second nature. A DIY mentality also has helped me because it is encompassing of all. DIY in San Diego has always meant to me that it is up to the people involved to sustain it. It is up to the people involved to make sure that all people have an equal opportunity to share their art & experience. Through the DIY community, South Beacs has been to places that I never thought it would go.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
To start with, I’d take people Beacons Beach. For food, we’d get Board and Brew. For drink, we’d get some brewskis from Duck Foot. We would do plenty of hiking around the local estuaries and foothills. We’d also go to some shows at the Che Cafe. One thing that is important is to visit the family farm stalls in the Pauma Valley for some local honey, chillies, and fruits. If it were a Saturday, we’d go to the secret pop up taco spot in Carlsbad for the best tacos in the world (if you know, you know).

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Bonejaw Records is a fantastic up-and-coming record label. Garrison (who runs the company) graciously put out the last record entitled “The Lavender Sun”. Bonejaw Records really cares for the art and community in North County San Diego.

Website: Southbeacons.Bandcamp.com
Instagram: @southbeacons
Facebook: @southbeacons
Youtube: @southbeacons

Image Credits
@photosami @endlessnoisephotography

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