GAreth budge
Nick name

coffs harbour, Australia


summer of ’84

surfing since


favourite trick
Misfit Surfboards,
Misfit Apparel,



“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?
Performance shortboard – usually with a splash of paint by Rad Dan / Jack Irvine.

As an athlete do you follow a special way of life?
Remove this question haha. 

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.

If you could pick two people to surf with, who would they be and where would you take them?
Any two of my friends; it’s pretty hard to top fun waves with fun people. The venue isn’t a big deal as long as everyone is having a laugh.

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?
Currently I’m based in LA, I enjoy being surrounded by people that aren’t associated with the surf culture or want to talk surf, it’s culturally refreshing to be around. In the near future – Australia – because it’s still home and I have always tried to spend as much time as possible down under.

What do you think about SWOX?
As a day walker (ginger) SWOX is an amazing product, allowing me to enter the sun safely, for extended periods of time. Without SWOX sun protection I would be confined to the shadows.