Tight air reverse. Photo // Ben Jackson
Can you tell us about yourself? We haven't heard much, if anything, of you. How long have you been bodyboarding for?
Well, I turned 21 earlier this year and currently live in Coffs Harbour. I've been bodyboarding for around six years. The lack of exposure is probably due to where I live. There's not much of a bodyboarding scene here, but I kind of like it that way.
Your style seems really refined. Is it something you've always worked on, or has it come from hours of watching Hardy and Mitch sections?
Definitely a combination of both. The way I ride a wave has a lot to do with growing up and surfing everyday with Jacob Hein. We were pretty tough on ourselves and each other. It kept things interesting. And yes, countless hours in front of the screen watching Hardy, Rawlins, Jono, Tom and Novy - the usual. Also scouring the net for any new bodyboarding and surfing.
My goals are mainly personal, improving control and technical riding in powerful waves.
One short term plan is to enter the Zicatela trials as I will coincidently be in Mexico the same time as the contest.
The response was a huge surprise - I didn't expect a lot at all. For me, gathering footage was primarily to analyse my own riding. The opportunity came up to put something together and I'm pleased with the result. Anything that comes from it would be a bonus.
Well it originated from Charlie's Angels and was always on the short list among some other odd names, it got chosen haha