by LIZ ONUFER | photo by Soul of Photography

Living the Dream

High school sweethearts living steps from the sand with a full life of surfing, fishing, yoga, snowboarding, and sponsorships – meet the DeVoe Family of Leucadia. If the ideal of living the dream could be defined by a family, it may just be this 92024 clan – Rick and Julie DeVoe, and their three teens, Ryder, Fisher, and Jaysea.

The DeVoe family is all California. Rick grew up outside of Los Angeles in Woodland Hills and Julie in West Hills, where the couple began dating in high school in 1987. “Never broke up once!” Julie exclaimed. Their love for the Southern California lifestyle has kept them seaside ever since. Both Julie and Rick graduated from San Diego State University in 1995. They have lived in various North County locales before settling steps from Grandview Beach in 2000. “We like living in the Encinitas area because of the amazing surf culture vibe that happens there,” Julie shared.

Rick and Julie run the family business, Rick DeVoe Management. “We are a boutique management company that manages careers of professional/amateur musicians, surfers, and rental properties,” explained Julie. Their list of clients includes the band Blink 182, pro surfer/singer Makua Rothman, and the Los Angeles band New Beat Fund. Not to be left off the list – Ryder, Fisher, and Jaysea.
Ryder, 15, is a “true waterman,” whose sponsors include Smith Optics, Dakine Surf, and Xcel Wetsuits. Ryder loves free diving, spear and rod fishing, surfing, and skating. Younger brother, Fisher, 12, is a waterman in his own right. He is part of the National Scholastic Surfing Association and sponsored by O’Neill, Univ, and Macbeth Footwear, to name a few; and interns at Captain Fin in Oceanside. Twin sister, Jaysea, spends a bit more time on land than water, recently becoming the youngest yoga instructor in the United States and the youngest known SUP yoga instructor in the world. Jaysea also enjoys volunteering for the local schools and Farmer Leo’s Organic Farm. All three teens attend Halstrom Academy three days a week, ensuring they have the time to pursue their passions.

For this busy group, family time includes trips to Mexico, beach cleanup days, and living aboard their thirty-five-foot boat from the Channel Islands to Cabo San Lucas. But some days, it’s as simple as pancakes for dinner. “The thing most people are surprised about our family is that we are actually living the dream…” Julie shared.

Meet the Devoes

Parents: Rick Daniel and Julie Anna DeVoe
Children: Ryder Keegan DeVoe (15, 10th grade Halstrom Academy); Fisher Ryder DeVoe (12, 8th grade Halstrom Academy); Jaysea Rita DeVoe (12, 8th grade Halstrom Academy)
Community: Grandview Beach since 2000
Parents’ Hometowns: Rick – Woodland Hills, CA; Julie – West Hills, CA
Parents’ Occupations: Rick – Artist Management; Julie – Full-time mother
Pets: Pacman – Golden Retriever; Roxy – pug
Favorite Places to Visit in 92024: Grandview Beach and Fish 101