Seb must of thought his dream winter would never end....A Carve front cover shot, a new sponsorship deal with Vans and Gunther Rohn surfboards, perfect waves all around Bali and Sumatra etc...etc...
Well unfortunately it has, deep in the jungle on the Mentawai islands.
Seb scored a RIPCURL 'wild card' entry into the 2013 Asian Mentawai pro series up agains the best asian surfers in the world and a few other wild card entries from various countries who were lucky enough to make selection. Seb went down in style in the 3rd round, finishing as the highest place westerner. Heres a few words from Seb when asked to comment about his overall experience and about the talents of the Asian surfers, he replied, “Even though I didn't make it past Round 3, this has been so much fun and a great experience for me, so I couldn't be much happier to be here right now. Before coming I knew some of the top guys like Marlon and Pepen and Garut, but seeing how many really good guys there are here did surprise me. Guys that I've never even heard of like Robot (Wayan Susiana) surf so good, its impressive. This has been a fantastic trip and I'm super happy to be here, and I'm glad we have a few days left to enjoy more of this place.”
Seb's flying back to the UK in a couple of weeks to hopefully maintain this run of good form and help our students progress their surfing at the Smart Surf School..
Well done bro. We're all proud of ya !
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