George Clout: Surf Correspondent

George Clout: Surf Correspondent

Local surf corresponded, entrepreneur, family man, and squirrel caretaker. 

Tell us about what you do and what you have been up to.

I have a business background and owned a surf shop here in Malibu. It was a wonderful experience that many enjoyed, but I felt my priorities change over time. I wanted to spend more time with the family and pursue other interests.

Living in Malibu, what is a typical day for you?

Having never owned a watch I have chosen to live a lifestyle that has no routines or schedule. Waking up in the morning, I hear the waves crashing and I get excited to be the first one out there,and at the end of the day, catching the last waves before sunset.In between is spent with family and in our garden. We have a strong sense of community here so we know most, if not all the locals which we love. 

How did you begin to care for squirrels? 

One day I had an abandoned baby squirrel on my doorstep that needed help, and suddenly my love for animals took a new turn.

I sourced milk from dogs to feed her, and now she is full grown and in the wild. When I come home from surfing and open the gate she hears me and wants to play. I currently have three more that I'm trying to nurse back to health. There are not many differences between baby squirrels and human babies as far as how often they need to be fed. 

What defines community in Malibu?

My motto has always been when you do good things, good things come back. 

I'd like to think that I've done a lot of good here. Giving love and respecting everyone around me has given me great pleasure,and that has come back tenfold. We are a family looking out for one another. And that also applies to our animals.

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