His love to water appeared early in his childhood. The pioneer and ideologist of Kamchatka surf-movement was born 20 km away from Oktyabrsky village. His parents came here to work in 1980. The young family lived in a bunkhouse with no water or heating.
«In God's Hands» (1998), a movie by Zalman King, starring the best surfers of that time, had the crucial influence on Anton. It`s a semi-documentary movie about people, who dedicated their life to the ocean.