What is the best thing about freesurfing as opposed to comps?
“The freedom you get when you’re not thinking about scores. All the best surfs of my life have been freesurfing. Competitions can really hinder your ability to be able to jump and swap between boards. Too much time and importance is placed on ripping a high-performance shorty. Any board’s fun as long as you’ve got the right waves.”
How will your Black Knight video submission separate itself from the other guys clips?
“I think I might have a bit more power behind my turns, I still rate a drawn-out, on rail-carve up there with the best finners and airs.. All the other boys flare, a lot of them are really good at the airs and tricks. That’s a part of my surfing I really want to improve. We’ve been to few cool spots to film as well so hopefully that will separate the clip.”
What’s one of the main goals you have in the freesurfing realm?
“I basically just want to surf as good as I can. I don’t have any ambitions to have my own movie or anything huge like that. I just want to work on my surfing everyday and get as good as I can.”
Are there any destinations you want to tick off your list to get some diversity in your footage?
“I’d love to travel to some really different locations like the west coast of Africa and the deep south of South America, but juggling contests and freesurfing a swell as a lack of funds makes it hard to go where ever you want.”
Which freesurfers do you find inspiring?
I think Rasta’s incredible on all varieties of surf craft and isn’t afraid to stand up for what he believes in. Dane is incredible and what he’s done with his blog is pretty epic. My brother Sage is amazing on all types of board as well and I love watching him surf. I also love watching Wade Goodall surf.”