“We’ve known Seb for a few years now.” say the fine folk at Wasted Talent.
“We road tripped through northern Spain and explored abandoned mansions. Surfed left points and were shouted at by locals. We surfed cold waves in Cornwall in winter. We turned up in through southern France and Seb slept on our couch for what seemed like months. He’d then go surf the next morning next to all the Aussies and Americans and surf just as good. Even better. Unique.
Unique and Seb are two words that go hand in hand. He’s a character. He’s incredibly honest. He doesn’t care what you think. He has a outlook on life that some refer to as ‘trippy’. We don’t. It’s analytical, ironic and calculated to challenge the status quo. He’s an original, a product of his environment down in the far western tip of the UK. An environment that has no time for fakes. A place that breeds characters. Brutally isolated winters and heaving tourist summers. Iconic scenery and good waves.”
Seb hails originally from Sennen, a town simultaneously rich in heritage and culture, and a blank slate for wave riders looking to forge their own path.
We’ve run into him a few times ourselves down there in the depths of Cornwall and we can attest that his character, both on land and in the sea, stands out in the at times uniform melee that makes up British surfing.
Watch him in action in this brand new flick, filmed and directed by Cornish surf film maker Olly Fawcett:
Cover photo: Sam Breeze