Nic Jones – professional long boarder
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.