Jude x Noserider

Where is your favorite surf spot?

I love Batukaras so much! I am looking forward to going back there again hopefully before this year ends.

Who do you look up to most in the world of surf and why?

I really love Kookapinto and Mike February; they are so graceful to watch and a big inspiration. I look forward to dancing on the waves more gracefully soon.

What would you say to someone just starting out learning to surf?

Consistency is key. When I started out and couldn’t catch any waves, I would spend a lot of time in the water (sometimes up to 7 hours). Initially I tried surf lessons with a teacher in Bali, but it didn’t suit me.

I'm a kinesthetic learner, so I thrive by experiencing things on my own, figuring things out in my own way and at my own pace. After 2 weeks, I was able to get on a wave by myself, but I would still spend 2-7 hours in the water every day; no matter what the conditions were - small waves, big waves, from glassy, to windy, to choppy. I’m an impatient learner so while I enjoyed the entire process of becoming a surfer, I wanted to master it asap. Despite not being a good swimmer, I’m still spending a lot of time in the water - learning is a continuous process.

PS: I’m not saying you should do the same as I did to learn. We all learn differently so do what you can and what works best for you. Do as many little or big steps you can to learn surfing. Please remember that life is too short to do something you don’t enjoy. In whatever you do, I hope it gives you love, peace, joy and happiness.