From the SSX Tricky bio:
Broderick 'Brodi' Ford is your prototypical surfer dude. He comes across as lay-back and spirtual, but he works hard to be buff. With his natural good looks and winning personality, girls want to be with him, and guys want to BE him. Brodi is no dummy either: he has a master's degree in Marine Science from Cal State Monterey. The spiritual side of Brodi, manifests itself in his love of the ocean. Surfing is waken, or sacred to him. Brodi feels closest to nature when he is in the water surfing or carving it's frozen form, snow. An environmental activist, Brodi believes that polluting is an act of violence against Mother Nature. But he's no extremist - at the end of the day, it's all about kicking back with your Bro's and maintaining a healthy balance between mind, body and spirit.