INTERVIEW BYÂ www.leboogie.com
Envy – Shoes you would die walk in
I’m a very envious person. Generally I envy most people that I think are better than me in some way or are doing something cool and have become famous because of it. I envy Anton Newcombe the most out of anyone at the moment. He’s like, the raddest dude ever. If you haven’t seen the documentary on The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols called DIG! , watch it and you’ll know what I mean. On the surfing side of things it would have to be Rawlins. I think going fast and getting the longest barrels is the funnest part of the sport and he seems to do it beyond anyone. It would feel amazing being able to bottom turn that well.
Gluttony – The last time you caved to the poison
The weekend of the 2012 Box Pro contest and everyone was having their last night out in Perth before they carried on with their lives. The Moon a Sixpence is a popular pub on the renownedÂ party stretch, Murray Street. Having lived in Perth my entire life I told everyone to meet there. My girlfriend and I went to a house beforehand where Novy, Dallas and Drew Innocend were all staying at in Perth. After having a great deal of alcohol we all went to the pub where everyone came together. We shared a huge table that was littered with jugs of beer and cigarettes. About two hours later I hit rock bottom. I didn’t know what I was saying and could hardly walk, so my girlfriend and Drew helped me out. Next thing I know I’m face down in a gutter, vomiting constantly, rolling around in the dirt like an absolute lunatic.Â Three rich guys starting yelling out stupid comments from a balcony above us, writing me off. Seconds later I wake up and I’m hurling a brick at them screaming, “you fucking rich faggots!”
I woke up the next day with no recollection of any of it, so if you need to clear anything up ask Drew Innocend because he had to tell me the story. That was the last time I let myself get to that level.
Pride – A Chest-thumping moment of dignity
Probably the night of the Three Conscious premiere last year. We worked so hard to get that film out. So much filming and time was involved and it felt like it was all paying off. It was the first time everyone got a good look at my surfing ability. Being one of the main riders, every second grom was asking for a signature and I’ve never really had that before, so it was rewarding to feel important.
Lust – An impetuous overnight love affair
That was a while ago, two years almost. Obviously it’s sick being single, just being able to do what you want and not have to worry about people’s feelings and whatnot but I don’t really miss it to be honest. I’ve had a girl for quite a while now and I love it. I’m pretty lucky with my chick though, she’s doesn’t hassle me and never gets angry when I need to travel so it’s all pretty chilled. No stress is good stress.
Greed – All take and no give
The only thing would be when I eat too much so somebody else misses out, or maybe borrowing too much money off my parents so I can’t pay it all back. Then I have to deal with my ear being chewed off because they are angry or something. I’m in quite a lot of debt so I guess I do regret it.
Anger – When violence was the answer
I get angry but I’ve never been in a fight. So many times when I’m pissed I’ll get in arguments with people but I’ve never once been in a proper punch up and I’d like it to stay that way. I generally don’t like violence, heaps of fuckheads like fighting but thats not my scene. People that go looking for fights are the lowest of the low.
Sloth – That time you couldn’t be fucked
I can’t be fucked a lot. There is more to life than surfing everyday. I love the sport and always will but other things make me happy as well. Sometimes I just want to stay at home, listen to music and chill out rather than spending money that I don’t have on a trip south that I know won’t pay off anyway. There are too many experiences and things to be learnt in this life to just be waiting around for the waves to get good. I just surf when I know it’s going to be sick or I’m frothing for some waves because I know if I try too hard I’ll get pissed off and that’s when I really start hating it. Bodyboarding seems REALLY FUCKING BORING at the moment so I’m trying to start something for later in the year that will hopefully bring something cool to the sport again.