GAreth budge
Nick name

coffs harbour, Australia


summer of ’84

surfing since


favourite trick
Misfit Surfboards,
Albens Cider,


„I’m beyond happy to be a part of the team.“

Gareth Budge

According to your years of experience of surfing, we are excited to know, which spot you prefer the most?
Indonesia (Bali, Telo Islands).

Tell us, about your favourite board and the advantages to others?
Misfit Shapes, any Dave and Chongy creation turns out to be a dreamboat.

As an athlete do you follow a special way of life?
I try to eat at least a spoon full of Nutella daily with a glass of Red Wine in the evenings and enter the ocean most days. Goals hmmm don’t really have any, just to make the most of every situation and have a goodtime. I just did a trip with Twiggy Baker and that has opened my eyes to the whole big wave thing not 50 foot waves of doom but just a little bigger for me personally and different boards. I just want to have fun and be sun smart, as a ranga this is vital.

What inspires you and what is your passion in life?
I’m inspired by anyone having fun and doing what they love, regardless of financial benefit. Andy Warhol’s novel „The Philosophy of Andy Warhol from A to B & Back Again“ is a go to for inspiration. I’m passionate about Red Wine, Music, Surfing and Females.

If you could pick two people to surf with, who would they be and where would you take them?
I would pick two of my good mates; there is nothing better than good waves and good company. It doesn’t really mater as long as it is fun with excessive hooting and you don’t have to ware a wetsuit. At the moment those two would be Mick Curley and Lance Slabbert we all live in the same street and are two very unique humans.

Where would you like to live in the near future or what do you think is the best place to live on earth and why?
London. The live music scene there is second to none. Bricklane on a Sunday is hard to beat for good times, good music and good people..

What do you think about SWOX?
I’m beyond happy to be a part of the team.