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Inside the mind of Jack Freestone

| posted on August 13, 2012

Jack Freestone, blasting off at J-Bay. Photo: Frieden

After winning the Oakley Pro Junior in Bali in 2011, the Gold Coast’s up-and-comer has continued to solidify his place in surfing’s vanguard. In Billabong’s latest film, Daze at Sea, Jack’s casual style and progressive savvy make him a standout, even next to incredible talents like Ryan Callinan and Peterson Crisanto. That’s what you already knew about Jack, here are some things that you didn’t.

Sounds:
Big Sean, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, and Lil’ Wayne.

Private Party:
I’d hire out Richard Branson’s island and throw in lots of friends, loads of women, a few DJ’s, and some drinks to add to the mood. Good times.

My Worst:
Sorry, I don’t have a worst.

Dream session:
I did a trip south of the Goldie to a certain wedgey wave that works on clean south swells. It was 4-foot and perfect walls for carving and blowing tail, with a sick barrel section. I surfed with one of my best mates, Brent Savage, from 5am to 6pm. I was so spent after the day, but it was fun as hell. Great memories…

Skunked:
I’ve been skunked a bunch of times traveling down the coast from home, but nothing noteworthy.

World View:
I really haven’t taken as much notice world issues as I probably should. I would like to think we are working towards making it a better place to live, but I think that time could be against us.

My bad:
I called dibs on her, even though you clearly saw her first.

Hall of Fame:
Bruce and Andy Irons, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Taj Burrow, Brent Dorrington, and Mason Ho.

Films:
Rom Coms, Prometheus, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy, and most definitely any George Clooney films—I’m a fan of his flicks.

Words:
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max
Escobar: The inside story of Pablo Escobar by Roberto Escobar
Men’s Health
GQ
The Los Angeles Times

Feast:
I don’t do too much cooking purely cause I never have taken the time to learn. I have been learning a lot while on the road and my specialty right now is pesto pasta with sundried tomatoes and pine nuts. When I am at home I eat religiously at my local restaurant, Little Lido. They make the meanest food ever.

Watch Jack in Daze at Sea:

Previously: Mason Ho