The Grom Files – Finn Gamblin
We’re back with a fresh new from file, this week first one is Finn Gamblin from Tynemouth.
Name: Finn Gamblin
Instagram / Twitter: Finn_Gamblin
Local break: Tynemouth Longsands
When did you first start surfing: When I was 6 years old at Tynemouth it was 4ft with my dad
How did you get into surfing: I saw everyone doing it at the Tynemouth beach so I went to the local surf shop, Tynemouth Surf Co.
Who are your surf buddies: Ben Tucker, Louis Thomas-Hudson, Rory Morgan, Seth Hughes, George Hudson, Grain Clay, Sandy Kerr, Gabe Davies, Stan Norman, Bertie Norman, Joseph Morris and Jonny Aitchison .
What is your favourite wave: Some secret spots at home
Favourite international surfer: Julian Wilson, Nic Von Rupp, Jamie O’Brien, Marlon Lipke, Mitch Crews and John John Florence
Favourite UK surfer: Oil Adams, Alan Stokes, Sandy Kerr, Gabe Davies, Luis Eyre and Joel Gary
Sponsors: Pete Snowdon, North Core, Loco, Tynemouth Surf Co
Describe a typical day at home: Wake up and check the surf on the laptop if good waves go and surf some secret spots all day
Whats the strong point of your surfing: My stance and turns
What are you surf plans for 2014: Do well in comps, surf more reef breaks and travel
In 10 years what will you be doing: ASP World Tour, Pro Surfer and a surf Model
Apart from surfing what else are you into: Rugby, Skateboarding and Paddle Boarding
Surfboard dimensions: 5’5 18 1/8 2 1/8
Where have you surfed in the world: Hong Kong, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Wales and Holland
Favourite UK wave: Secrets spots and Thurso East
Favourite international wave: Winkipops and Raglan
Best waves on the recent Portugal trip: Hippy beach
Favourite food on the trip: Huge noodles dish eaten with Kit Innes
Who did the best surfing on the trip: Rory Morgan and Kit Innes
What is the best thing about surfing: Riding the best waves, sick turns and finishing it off well.