Born in Christchurch, started surfing at age 9 at North Beach when my dad pushed me onto a soft white water on his oldmans 8’2 shortboard. Loved it.
I surf because I love everything about it, the good and the bad. Every wave is unique so you never know whats gonna happen plus your not using the same court, ramp or run. I’ve tried a lot sports and in my mind nothing comes close.
I compete mostly around the South Island and also Nationally. The reason I compete is to challenge myself and put practice into action. There’s nothing better then freesurfing with your mates though.
5’9, 6’0, 6,1
Where do you live:
When did you get into surfing:
I’d always loved skating and my dad surfed so it was only natural. But I was getting hurt too often skating so I stuck to surfing. North Wai Boardriders were a huge influence as well, growing up spending every Thursday arvo and Saturday morning there was sick and now as a senior member I couldn’t think of a better influence.
I’ve been to Europe, Fiji and Austrailia. After I finish my study down south I plan to travel heaps.
Favourite place to surf:
Kaikoura without a doubt, a couple of long point breaks and punchy waves, it’s a place I’ve spent a lot of my teenage years that contributed a lot to my surfing.
Stance on localism:
Definitely should respect the locals but there’s a fine balance. I definitely don’t agree that that own that spot or have ride of way, I hate seeing locals snaking and dropping in, if you show them respect by abiding by the simple rules then they should respect you as well.
3 to 5 ft glassy point break with pits and big walls, warm water too
To have health, wealth and happiness. As long as I’ve got these three things life is good
Most inspirational surfer:
I’d say when starting out my Dad and as the years have gone on I cant really say there’s any individual but all of the WSL surfers and older boys from the club.
Would you rather have a million dollars or Perfect waves the rest of your life:
Mahala perfect waves!