When I lived in Newcastle Australia, I was lucky enough to live on the beach where the Newie Surfest is held each March and it was amazing to see the world’s best surfers come to our beach to show us what they had!

Another interesting thing about the wonderful city of Newie is that it’s home to one of the worlds best all time surfers – Mark Richards.  Not only was I able to get a board hand shaped by Richards, though I also got to witness a special invitational where Mark Richards, Kelly Slater, Layne Beachley and Lisa Anderson all went out together for a heat and really gave us a show.

Who would have thought a Jersey boy like me would get to enjoy some of the worlds best surfers paddling out in the same waves that I enjoyed every morning?  Life is good!!!

Now let’s enjoy a video of Kelly Slater – “Making the most of his time”…