Nick Name: B-Rad
Date of birth: 20th October
Where born: Durban – South Africa
Resides: Durban – South Africa.
Parents names: Michael and Susan
Brothers and Sisters: Dave, Ty, Luke and Gemma.
Married to: Not married.
Hobbies: Art and Design, playing guitar and music
Sponsors: Cloudnine Surf Co, Natural Curve Surfboards.
Shapers: Hugh Thompson
Quiver: A couple of 9’2” high performance longboards, classic 9’6” log. 6’2 round nose fish.
Favorite wave: Dairy Bowl, Jbay, Potuville Point.
Favorite maneuver: Laying it on the rail and hang tens
Favorite surfers: Joel Tudor, Taylor Jensen, Alex Knost, Tylor Warren, Harrison Roach
Highest World Tour rating: 17th.
Years on ASP World Tour: 2
WLT inception: 2010
Started Surfing: Was involved in Junior Lifesaving (Nipper) competitions from about nine or ten then progressed to surfing after my friend’s Dad took us surfing at around 12 years old and was instantly hooked.
Staring rolls in surf movies / DVD’s: Cameo in Ignite – the Davey Weare story, a few appearances in Michael Grendon’s movies and some tv stuff.
Events Won: 1st 2011 SA Longboard Champs – Open Mens, 1st 2011 SA Longboard Champs – Masters, 1st 2009 SA Longboard Champs – Masters, Multiple KZN Longboard Champ, 2010 & 2009 KZN Longboard Series Champion, 2011 SA Longboard Champs Surfer of the Event award, 2nd 2009 Jeep South Coast Surf Classic – Open Mens Longboard, 2010 South African Surfing Team.
WT / Pro Junior International victories: (0)
IN OTHER WORDS
Longboard surfing re-ignited my passion for surfing, opening up so many new doors and the unbelievable opportunity to travel all around the world. It has also broadened my outlook on good surfing and now realize that the best surfers are all-board surfers and those having the most fun out there, whether in the competition arena or freesurfing. All young surfers should be riding a longboard so that they learn the value of flow and trim.