We’re back with more from files, the stuff that we just couldn’t squeeze into the paper version of the mag, starting right now with Bude’s Max Pechonis.
Name: Max Pechonis
INstagram / twitter: MaxPechonis
Local break: Crooklets, Bude
When did you first start surfing: age 9
How did you get into surfing: My dad taught me and I was stoked on it since my first wave
Who are your surf buddies: The Bude crew
What is your favourite wave: Elands Bay, South Africa
Favourite international surfer: John John Florence
Favourite UK surfer: Reubyn Ash
Sponsors: JP surfboards
Describe a typical day at home: Get up in the morning, try and find surf somewhere, if there’s no surf then train by working out or swimming, and depending on the weather go skate
Whats the strong point of your surfing: I don’t really know; I’d have to ask my coaches.
what are you surf plans for 2014: Enter all the UK contests, hopefully qualify for the world juniors in Ecuador, enter a few of the European pro juniors and travel and get some good waves.
In 10 years what will you be doing: Surfing the WQS and traveling to new places.
Apart from surfing what else are you into: Skateboarding
Surfboard dimensions: my all round board is a 5’11 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/4
Where have you surfed in the world: Portugal, France, Dubai, El Salvador, South Africa, Florida, and California.
Favourite UK wave: A few reefs near my house
Favourite international wave: Elands bay, South Africa.
Best waves on the recent Portugal trip: The first two days were probably the funnest, winds were super light and we all had some good waves.
Favourite food on the trip: Pizza from a local restaurant was definitely the best!
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