“Push yourself, cause no one else is going to do it for you.”
What’s your favourite thing about competing?
I personally love the atmosphere and the excitement the sport brings to me. The excitement and the happiness is what allows me to become a better athlete.
Who is your role model and why?
I personally role model Shannon Eckstein as his skills and knowledge of the surf is mind blowing. It is like nothing I’ve seen before and when I watched him compete it made me want to get to that level so that I could be like him.
What inspires you to be your best?
I am very intrinsically motivated to work hard but also the squad around me at Burleigh pushes me to do the best I can. All the athletes make me work harder every day
Walk us through your routine of getting ‘in the zone’ before a major event / race
I will listen to music all morning as soon as I get up so I can get fully focus on what I’m doing. As soon as I get to the beach I hyper analyse the surf to look at all the possibility for all the different areas I may be in throughout the day. On the line I memorise my race and picture every movement I will make in the way out and in.
To date, what’s your career highlight?
My career highlight is definitely the win in the board rescue at Aussies with my mate Jett and making the Aussie iron final. 2 massive achievements from 4-5 years of hard work which was very fulfilling
Going into this season, what’s your number one goal?
Number one goal is to have fun and focus on myself. I’m completing up this year, so it’ll be a tough challenge but I’m hoping to enjoy it thoroughly
It’s the night before a big competition... what’s your must-have meal?
Definitely some sort of pasta. Very filling a fill of carbohydrates so I can be fully energised going into the race.
What’s your favourite song to listen to before competing or during training?
My favourite song has got to be drip too hard (by Lil baby and Gunna).
What makes Engine products different from other gear out on the market?
The engine products are long lasting and the most top of the line gear available, nowhere else I would shop. As well as the fact that the prices are very affordable.
What’s your crucial Engine product(s) and why?
Definitely the jammers. They are my go-to and I wear them every session and competition. They are an amazing product and have helped me majorly in my competing.