Country of origin: South Africa
Living now: in Brighton
Age: 15 (in 1977, when this interview appeared in Skateboard magazine)
Normal skate place: Brighton’s Marina Wall
Equipment: Bennett and Tracker trucks, Simms Comp 2’s self-made freestyle board. For slalom, green
Kryps, Henry Hesters, Park- riders, Logan 4&5‘s G&S Cutaway deck with Full Tracks.
Prefers to skate: some slalom, otherwise, just goofing around’
Other hobbies: Some surﬁng
Admires in the UK: Tim Levis. . . “I’ve seen all the guys and he’s got something the others haven’t”
Admires in the States: Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Lonnie Toft, Henry Hester.
“Over in South Africa there were only four really good skaters — and my brother, Steve, was one of them. Those guys could beat anyone in Britain.“
“Back home, when the police catch you skate-boarding, they treat you like a criminal, not like a kid who’s done something wrong.”