MR PORTER.COM – THE JOURNAL
Local pro surfer Luke Stedman lets the secret out on his five favourite surf spots around the globe in this week’s MR PORTER.COM on-line edition of The Journal (my go-to style bible). The interview captures interesting insight into his past … his family invented the iconic UGG boot!
Here are Mr Stedman’s five favourite surf spots around the world.
“My first surf haunt. I’d run down from home every day and only come back when Dad signalled with a towel inthe window. This break is where I dedicated my life to being a surfer.”
PIPELINE, O’AHU, HAWAII
“I’ve had wipeout moments here where I thought it was all over. You’re basically surfing a volcano – it’s a rawand heavy place. But this is where I learnt what was important. It’s a life-changing place.”
MENTAWAI ISLANDS, SUMATRA, INDONESIA
“Some of my purest, most enjoyable surfs have been here, with friends, on boats, amid perfect waves andsetting suns and stunning conditions.”
LA COTE ES BASQUES, BIARRITZ
“From a creative point of view the south of France has inspired me above all other places. Not only are the beaches beautiful, but so is the architecture and the language.”
CRESCENT HEAD, NORTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES
“The first 15 summers of my life were spent holidaying here. It’s where my Dad was born and raised, and he’dtake us to the back beaches he surfed as a boy. It’s almost unchanged to this day.”
Images courtesy of MR PORTER.COM
Surfing is not the easiest sport to learn (we’ve tried!), so we have great respect for those who can pop up on their board and cruise the waves. We’ve watched the surfers on the North Shore on Oahu – epic surfing there…