Nic Jones – pro­fes­sional long boarder

Life & Style Weekend - - BUSINESS -

Age: 21 www.nicjones.com.au @nicjones__ face­book.com/nici­jones­surf What’s the dif­fer­ence be­tween a ca­sual surf and be­ing a pro­fes­sional surfer? A work­ing day will con­sist of a video/photo shoot in the morn­ing, a train­ing ses­sion in the gym and a sec­ond surf for train­ing pur­poses. Usu­ally I sit in on edit­ing dur­ing the day too, so I can watch my surf­ing and pester the cam­era­man for clips/shots for so­cial me­dia and the WSL me­dia. How do videos and photo shoots help your ca­reer? It’s a hard in­dus­try to make it in, so it’s im­por­tant to main­tain qual­ity con­tent to keep my­self in the spot­light for spon­sors, mag­a­zines and events. How of­ten do you travel for the WSL World Long Board Tour? I head off at least once a month com­pet­ing or shoot­ing for long­board­ing, usu­ally for 10-14 days at a time. My cur­rent world rank­ing is 20th. You travel around the world to some of the best con­di­tions, what keeps you grounded on the Sun­shine Coast? I keep my­self based on the Coast to stay close to friends and fam­ily. The more I travel and see the world the more I ap­pre­ci­ate the Sun­shine Coast. I can’t imag­ine liv­ing any­where else.

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