UndeRAGE: Jasper Bowtell.
Firstly, can you give us an introduction into who you are?
My name is Jasper Bowtell, I’m 16, I live in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast I’ve been bodyboarding for about 2 years.
Where do you mostly surf and who do you surf with?
I mainly surf just all the reef breaks around where I live. I usually surf with Sam proctor and who ever else happens to out in the water.
Who has influenced you the most in your local area with your bodyboarding?
The person who influenced me the most would be Sam proctor. He was the one who pretty much introduced me into bodyboarding when I met him one day at the beach and ever since we’ve been hanging out and surfing together.
Which professional riders do you drawn inspiration from?
I definitely get inspired watching clips of Lewy Finnegan and Davis Blackwell
Do you have any goals for your bodyboarding into the future?
I don’t really have any high goals, I just wanna perfect all of my manoeuvres and keep enjoying the surf.
Waves pools, dig or dislike?
Personally I think wave pools are sick, I am yet surf one but if I had the choice it would definitely be the Waco wave pool in America.
What would you say is the most interesting think happening in bodyboarding right now?
I’d probably have to say this short circuit best clip competition.
Without having to name spots, can you talk us through your most memorable surf session to date?
The best session I had was probably with Sam proctor a bit over a year ago at a local reef where we were going wave for wave both making barrel after barrel all morning.
Do you compete? If so why or why not?
Ive competed in SCBC (Sunshine Coast bodyboard club) in the past which I enjoyed, but this year I’ve just chosen to stick with free surfing as I usually had more fun just going out with mates.
Any sponsors or support you’d like to shout out feel free to do so here!
Big thanks to Hot Buttered bodyboards for their support.