What surfers do you enjoy watching?
John John, Bruce Irons, Andy Irons, Dane, Slater, Sam Barton (my girlfriend's cousin), my brother Cheyne (Magnussen). Pretty much anyone who charges and surfs with a lot of power.
What are some edits that have motivated you this year, or ones you loved?
I loved Mason Ho's latest edits. They're funny and he really lets his surfing do all the talking. Wesley Larson's edits of Granger (Larson) are also good and John Barton's are always sick. And I can't forget my Maui boys Matt & Albee's – those are mental.
We don’t see too much of your backside surfing, but it’s incredible. How fun is it for you to surf on a right? That backside no-hand tube stall is incredibly stylish. Is that influenced by anything/anyone?
I love going right. That's all I used to do when I was young so I feel real comfortable with it. So I guess my backhand style just comes naturally, and maybe a little bit from watching Bruce and Andy Irons. Can’t beat their style.
Was that wave in Java similar to the wave in Maui? If so, how?
Yeah, there were definitely some similarities. It’s slabby, really hollow, and in nice warm water. But that wave in Java was a lot faster and even shallower.