Today we chat to Breo Hero Zak Lawton about his surfing life, his motivation, heroes and tips for aspiring surfers.
How long have you been surfing?
I started when I was 9, so 13 years ago now! I cannot even remember my life without surfing to be honest with you.
How did you get involved?
We moved to Croyde, Devon, when I was 9. This was mainly because Mum and Dad had always been on holidays here and thought it would be a great place for us kids; myself and three sisters (yes, I deserve a medal) to grow up. To this day I cannot thank them enough, It’s such an awesome place, and I guess it’s being in the village that got me into the sea. Pretty much everyone’s life here is based around the ocean, and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Sri Lanka is an up and coming surf destination and understandably so!
Based just off India, its ideally located, in terms of swell direction and open water. Coupled with warm sun and light winds it makes for an ideal winter getaway!
As you would expect the place is packed with friendly locals, and businesses taking advantage of the growth in tourism, making it a safe and enjoyable destination.
Well what a fast year! It’s actually scary how time seems to be going so quickly and that it’s almost Christmas again. I was trying to think of what’s happened this year, and the list is just too long… so I decided it’s best i just tried to sum it up! We have had so much swell this year, and … Continue reading
It’s been a crazy year so far, lots of highs, along with some lows… After starting the year with a injury on my left shoulder I wasn’t even sure how long I was set to be out for. I separated my AC joint in my shoulder trying to snowboard as if I could actually do it, to realize very quickly … Continue reading
After a warm summer of poor waves, where I spent most of the time in a sweaty kitchen, I was sure to be excited about selection of the English team trip to the Azores for the 2013 Eurosurf competition! If that excitement to escape Croyde for a few days wasn’t enough, coupled with having a great team this year and … Continue reading
After a hectic few months I can safely say that my winter has been the perfect definition of the word ‘EPIC’ it’s hard to even start going through all the things I have done, seen, and experienced! Early December saw the 3rd and final event of the European tour take place in the south of Portugal, we were accompanied by … Continue reading