That’s gotta be a dream job, what are some personal highlights from this year on tour.
Highlights: Tahiti for sure. Working with Occy and Ronny Blakey on the desk calling the most amazing surf contest I’ve ever seen was one for sure also! I guess another one was when I was sitting with Peter Mel on the desk in Portugal and I said, “Well it looks like Mother Nature is John John’s girlfriend and she is not giving it up to Kelly Slater!”
What’s being a sports commentator like? Was it awkward at first or have you always been comfortable in front of the camera?
I love the camera, haha. It was a little weird at first but that was the cool part. Being a kook and having to learn something is awesome, growing and getting better.
We are at the end of a tight world title race. Who do you think is going to win it this year? (Lemme re-phrase that: who are you pulling for?)
I’m partial to my buddy Kelly Slater, such a slim chance, but he has a chance. I think the most dangerous on paper is Mick Fanning though. Wow, if Gabriel Medina loses this title race after the lead he has it’s going to be heavy… Both Gabriel and Slater have not capitalized on their opportunities letting Fanning right into the party! What a party it’s going to be…
What’s next for the Rasberry?
What tomorrow will bring, who knows. I’m going to work passionately on my new Brand Shades Sunscreen, I’m going to try and get better at my commentating, but try and keep my style! Stay fit and surf my brains out while I still can and most importantly raise/hang with my family and friends around the world! Hope to see you out there somewhere…
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