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Interview with Peter Jones

How long have you been surfing?
41 years

Describe your first board and your favourite board.
My first board was a 7'7" single fin, 23" wide - rad at the time! My favourite boards now are a 9'5" Stewart longboard and a 6'4" Spyder thruster.

Where is your favourite break ?
Crab Island, in Langland.

Take us through a wave here.
There's a steep take-off, with a hollow first section, mellowing out in the mid-section, finishing off with a racy inside. A nice long ride.

What was your most enjoyable surf contest ?
1972 World Contest

Why?
The contest was in San Diego, California and it was my first major contest. There were really good vibes through out the contest - no hassles at all! I also met all the famous names like Gerry Lopez, Corky Carroll, Jeff Hakman etc.

Who's surfing inspires you ?
Gerry Lopez, Jeff Hakman, Matt Johnson, Occy, Paul Henry Nat Young, Slater, Billy Hamilton, Laird Hamilton.

Peter (with baby James) winning the Welsh in 1978

Have you ever had a bad scare whilst surfing ?
Some bad hold-downs. A memorable one being in Aberavon during winter, it was about 8' and I was under for ages.

Where would you like to see surfing going ?
Definitely away from the localism crap. Surfing is for fun and enjoyment.

And your windsurfing ? where does this fit in ?
Warm summer days - cross-shore days especially when it's about 4'-6' and nice. It fits very nicely into my garage.

Anything else you'd like to comment on ?
James is a pratt!
Thank you.

 

 

Interview with James Jones

How long have you been surfing?
I've been surfing for 25 years now but only surfing competitively for 10 years.

Describe your first board and your favourite board.
My first board was a 6' polystyrene single fin which I had in France in 1980 whilst my dad was competing in the world championships.

Where is your favourite break ? Take us through a wave here.
Secret Gower spot, Steep take off, fast peeling left, hopefully get barrelled then hopefully come out!

What was your most enjoyable surf contest ? Why?
Quiksilver Pro Junior, 1st heat I beat Taj Burrow with out doing a manoeuvre - I just got five tubes all the way to the beach!

Who's surfing inspires you ?
Kelly Slater of course, Tom Curren and Rob Machado.

Have you ever had a bad scare whilst surfing ?
The old man went 'boo' at me once while sitting out the back !!

Where would you like to see surfing going ?
In the water!!

And your shooting where does this fit in ?
Great when its flat!.

Anything else you'd like to comment on ?
Dads a pratt!!
Thanks James