Cheyne Horan Surf School

RED BULL interview May 03

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Do you believe in God? A. Yes

Which one? A. How many are there?

What's the biggest wave you've ever surfed? A. 75ft-80ft

Where was it? A. Jaws Jan 02

How big a part does fear play in what you do? A. It comes and goes..usually when swimming to the top and the next wave is about to break on my head

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? A. Food and shelter for everyone

What gets you out of bed in the morning? A. Day break

Do you have a ritual you perform before you go out in massive surf? A. No

Is there any other way that you prepare mentally? A. I constantly train for horrendous wipeouts. This done in the pool and ocean.

How do you train? A. running swimming stretching...holding my breath

What do you do for fun/ to relax?A. Fishing ,family ,surfing

What's been your worst experience in surfing?A. I've nearly died 4 times , caught in the impact zone couldnt get up...I should be dead

Do you have a favourite quote? A. It's all good

How many boards will you bring? A. 3 boards 1 paddle tow 6'6" one small paddle 5'11"

Who made them? A. Geoff McCoy made my boards ..Geoff has made my boards since I started surfing 100years ago

Do they have any special design elements? Any secrets? A. All secret design and completely different to what anyone else is riding.

Do you have a hero? A. No
What sort of music do you listen to? A. Reggae, dance and rock n roll...favs Rolling Stones, Jimmy Cliff,Marley, Peter Tosh

What do you consider your finest moment? A. Delivering my surfing there have been many, First backside 360 in a pro contest, creating the floater, 1st surfer to make it back into the top 16 in the world , getting tubed at Jaws, lots of fine memories

And the worst? A. my favourite board being blown off the car while we were driving along and destroyed by the road

If you could tell the world one thing about yourself, what would it be? A. I like the simple things in life, the cool breeze, a beautiful wave , birds soaring through the ski, a smile

What is your favourite/ most inspirational surf movie?A. Morning Of the Earth

Meat or Vegetables?A. vegetables

What was the last thing you ate? A. Rice

Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? A. Mum

What¹s the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? A. I'm Married, so how my wife feels is important to me

What¹s your favourite non-alcoholic drink? A. Redbull

And alcoholic? A. wine

Favourite food? A. Rice

Last movie you watched? A. Maid In Manhattan

Favourite day of the year? A. Biggest wave day

Summer or winter? A. Both

Chocolate or vanilla?A. either

What's on your mouse pad/ desktop? A. A wave of me

Favourite board game? A. Chess

What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? A. Stretching

Rice or noodles? A. Both

One album everyone should listen to? A. Peter Tosh Best hits

Table of Stats :
Hometown: Burleigh
Weight: 175lbs
Height: 5'10
Awards/Achievements: World Master Champion, Gunston 500 champ voted Surfer of the year,
Longest Hold Down: at Phantoms Hawaii
Lung Capacity: I make a pact with myself not to breathe until I get to the top.




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