Kid surfer eyes world title bid
my head teacher caught me and gave me a big folder of homework to do while I’m in Japan.”
He added: “It’s quite strange being followed about with a camera.
“I keep being told to act naturally but I feel like I don’t know how to when a camera is in my face.”
The competition kicks off on Saturday on the coast of Hyuga.
He will travel with dad Marti, who runs a surf school.
Mum Iona and sisters Robyn and Li l ly wi l l be supporting at home.
Urbancroft Films creative director Martyn Robertson said: “It has a kind of David and Goliath feel. He’s so young, he’s got such little resources, yet he is punching above his weight and has the potential to take on the world.”
Ben is currently running a crowdfunder titled Get Scots Surfer Ben Larg to Japan for World ISA to help fund his trip.