Skam, Big Man, Shiny Head or just Sam!Age:
Shaolin Cat Juggler and Professional Turtle WrestlerYears Surfing:
The ZOO, or The PORT (Newport)Boards:
7 (soon to be shaping more)Quiver:
6'2" retro shape I made myself, 10yr old 6'10" Blue Hawaii (I keep this for sentimental value), 7' Magic Ocean 70's single fin Fish, 8' 'General Surfboards' mini mal, 8'4" Bic, 7' Rhino big boy thruster & my baby - a 6'4" all red retro rocket/fish/egg shaped by Mark @ Fluid Concept.
Local Break: Anywhere that's close to ZOOPORT (Newport)
Places Surfed: All over Wales and the South West & my Nan's Bath.
Favourite Surf Films: Favourite Surf Films: Tweak Freaks and anything with Christian Fletcher in! He was better than any of the so-called top 40! Circa 1993.
Worst Wipeout: Surfing North Cornwall when I was 14 took off got hammered by the lip, held down and dragged along face first on the bottom...no wonder I never tan very well.
Favourite Manoeuvre: Once performed the highly anticipated (by the girls anyway) "Spotted Corn Beef Flash Dance" involving several small sea otters!
Worst Surfing Habit: Putting Seaweed on my head in the line-up and burping so violently that you do a 'sick-burp'!
Best Surfing Experience: Every time I make the drop, complete the bottom turn & ride a wave, and try to do top turns.
Weirdest Surfing Experience: Late Night little Fistral - Me, my Dad and a black bag that turned out to be a very large seal that watched us for ages...I was scared.
Other Interests: Making Cocktails, Barry Manilow, shaping surfboards, collecting expensive Japanese toys, buying records (not CD's), wearing shorts (all year round) & shaving my head!