Home break: Cliffs
Target location for BWA rides: Cow Bombie
Best moment so far this year: Still in the making
Hero/es: Tony Hardy, Twiggy Baker, Dino, Gerry Lopez, Banksy, Antman
Villain/s: Internet Trolls
Tow Buddy: Never had one for big waves - never towed. I'd like to team with Brett Hardy for Margs area.
Best Board: For big waves: Kirk Bierke shapes. Under 12 ft: Nathan Rose Shapes. Finless: Tom Wegener Seaglass. Bodyboarding: Found Boards.
Home break: Shipstern Bluff
Target location for BWA rides: Shipstern Bluff, South Australia.
Best moment so far this year: Last big swell at Shippies: It was mad fun, but a hard day!
Hero/es: Andy Irons
Villain/s: Sunday drivers!
Tow Buddy/s: Tassie mates
Best Board: My snowboard, only need the one...
Home break: Park Beach.
Target location for BWA rides: Shipstern Bluff and other big waves around Aus.
Best moment so far this year: Paddling big waves in South Aus and surfing Shippies huge on many occasions this year.
Hero/es: My mother and anyone that pushes the boundaries in a calculated way.
Villain/s: Anyone making a good time into a bad time.
Tow Buddy/s: My brother James and Danny Griffiths
Best Board: 6'10 x 19 x 3 (Quad) Shippies paddle machine!!!!
Home break: Not sure anymore, I live in Perth and there isn't many waves here!
Target location for BWA rides: SW of Aust.
Best moment so far this year: An uncrowded surf at North Point last week. Or when Twiggy was right there to pull me out of the life threatening situation after this wave we have submitted into the BWA.
Hero/es: Twig, RCJ, TC, Camel, Damon and Mitch.
Villain/s: Great Whites - too many people getting chomped in West Oz!
Tow Buddy: who ever is keen on the day
Best Board: I have 6 amazing boards from AL BEAN Surf Designs.
Home break: Aramoana, Dunedin
Target location for BWA rides: Papatowai, in the Catlins, NZ
Best moment so far this year: Making the drop of my submitted ride
Hero/es: Dorian, the Long's, Mavericks Crew, Healy, Archy, Dane, Melville, and all of the older schooled surfers that draw good lines from the powerhouse influence
Villain/s: Tow surfing yuppies in the lineup when real surfers are there paddling in
Tow Buddy/s: The 'Cowboys From Hell'
Best Board: 9'5" Hot Buttered - big blue
Home break: Shippes.
Target location for BWA rides: Wherever I'm lucky enough.
Best moment so far this year: Getting back in the water after having 2 months off due to injury.
Hero/es: Mark Healey, Dave Wassell, Greg Long etc... all those crew are going nuts!
Tow Buddy/s: Whoever... as long as i trust them.
Best Board: Haydenshape;, every board he shapes me goes insane!
Home break: Durban South Africa
Target location for BWA rides: West and South Oz
Best moment so far this year: The Right , The Bombie
Tow Buddy: Various
Best Board: 9'0" TWIG Model Paddle board
Home break: Winkipop
Target location for BWA rides: Anywhere with giant swell and good winds
Best moment so far this year: Paddling into Jaws in January
Hero/es: Anyone daring to take chances to live the live of their dreams
Villain/s: Anyone trying to hold the above people back
Tow Buddy: Paddling!
Best Board: 10’2” Channel Islands Gun
Image: Minnie Vuong