"It's hard to be hum­ble when you're as great as I am."

New Zealand Surfing - - Introducing - Muham­mad Ali

While Luke Ce­d­er­man has had a dis­tin­guished com­pet­i­tive ca­reer, he is most well-known for his free-surf­ing mae­stro! Luke has been around on the scene since he was around 11 years old, but you’d have never known he was that young as he was a gi­ant of a guy. A clas­sic char­ac­ter who is al­ways a top laugh, Luke has gained some good com­pe­ti­tion suc­cess and has rep­re­sented NZ at the World Grom­met Ti­tles and ISA World Champs sev­eral times. In 2001 Luke was mem­ber of the gold medal win­ning NZ Team that won the Quik­sil­ver World Grom­met Ti­tles in Syd­ney our first and only World Team Ti­tle. But it is when he is free of the con­test rash shirt when Luke re­ally shows his true colours with a brand of high-per­for­mance power surf­ing that is up there with the best in the world. Huge rail turns and mas­sive aeri­als leave those watch­ing gasp­ing when Luke winds up on a wave. This type of surf­ing re­warded Luke with a spot in the fa­mous Tay­lor Steele movie ‘In­ner­sec­tion’ an hon­our which is the free-surfers equiv­a­lent of win­ning a ti­tle. The movie fea­tured the best free-surfers on the planet in the best waves, and not only did Luke make the movie he was a stand­out putting him­self, Raglan and NZ on the map.

ABOVE: Luke Ce­d­er­man turns head wher­ever he surfs. Photo: Cory

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