Junior Doctor, Albany WA
Anywhere between Albany, Denmark and Bremer Bay
FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION:
Gnarloo, G Land
SURF TRAVEL EXPERIENCE:
Portugal, Indonesia, Canada, United States, Mexico, Panama, Eastern Australia
NON-SURF TRAVEL EXPERIENCE:
Snow Boarding – Finland, Canada, United States, NZ. Also spent some time through Western Europe.
Physiotherapy at Notre Dame University in Fremantle (WA)
Medical degree at University of Wollongong (NSW)
Who is your favourite surfer and why?
Present : Matt Wilkinson – His backhand is amazing and he’s a fellow goofy footer who weighs over 80kgs who can’t do airs. Definitely someone I can relate to.
Past : Andy Irons – He drew different lines to all the other pro’s and his style is timeless.
Heaviest experience while traveling?
I perforated my appendix in Whistler BC which resulted in a week in hospital and 15 grands worth of medical bills. Another heavy experience was when I first paddled out at 8 foot pipe after not having a wink of sleep for two days due to air transit – I got dry docked right in front of backdoor and wore 4 set waves on the head – thought I was actually going to die.
What is the best thing about the life you have chosen?
I’m a big fan of the ‘work hard play hard’ motto, the life I’m living enables this.