Surfer Dudes – “Bali” Bobbi
Born Philippines as Roberta. Learned to surf at “the Park” in Real, Quezon. Spent every vacation she could at Baler in Bali. Moved to Bali while in high school, christened “Bali” Bobbi on the beaches of Siargao Island by fellow surfer dudes in awe of her Rad, Rippin’ Style’n Moves! “Hossegor” Hank convinced her there were many more oceans to conquer. Now lives in Cocoa Beach hanging with “Sumatra” Sam and his grommets. Makes sure she gets to Jeffreys Bay to surf’ J-Bay Barrels off South Africa at least once every year.
Surfer Dudes – “Donegan” Doolin
Hails from Bundoran Beach, surfing capital of Ireland. Enjoys dueling on the waves with surfin’ blokes, though, naturally, he calls it, “dool-ing.” Loves cold water surfing because, “She’s faster on ice, dude!” Boasts he owns world’s largest wet suit wardrobe, a necessity off the coast of Ireland and at Tofino Bay in Canada, another of Doolin’s favorite cold water spots. Good friends with “Hossegor” Hank. Often seen with Hank and “Sumatra” Sam jamming waves off Cyclops and other beaches in Australia.
Surfer Dudes – “Hossegor” Hank
Grew up Hossegor, France. Idol was Hossegor native and songwriter Jack Johnson. Creative and passionate, a Brosiah of many talents, a true Renaissance Man! Worst wipeout was at Les Cavaliers in Anglet—“I was just glad to survive!” Greatest moments: Surf Seshin’ at Cloud Nine and Teahupoo. Claims to have more wet suits than “Donegan” Doolin; says his are much more stylish. Surfs the world, loves Cyclops, Byron Bay, Rainbow Bay, and Bells Beach, camping out in Australia. Thrives on heavy waves. Swears he will never surf Les Cavaliers again.
Surfer Dudes – “Sumatra” Sam
Born in Sumatra, loved watching surfers rip it up at Paradise South Sumatra Surf Camp as a young grom. Became the Big Wave Guru of Bangkulu at Pantai Panjang in his early teenage years. Moved to Hatteras, North Carolina, for his high school years where he perfected his “Flying High Wire” act on the Outer Banks. Had some harrowing wipeouts in the aftermath of Hurricane Isabel. Undaunted, he’s been on a World Surfin’ Safari ever since. Spends his winters in Cocoa Beach, loves using what he learned at Paradise South to inspire and teach grommets how to bust out their very own Big Air Space Coast moves!
Bali Bobbi, Donegan Doolin, Hossegor Hank, Sumatra Sam