“Surfing is the source man, swear to God” uttered the shop monkey in hard-hitting documentary Point Break. He was not wrong. That pure, natural ecstasy when you get a wave, be that your first ever, or your millionth, would be worth more than all the gaudy gold shit in Donald Trump’s flat if you could bottle it.
So, imagine getting paid to surf. Somebody filling your bank account at the end of the month in return for being in the waves. Sounds like heaven, right?
“But Mpora, you null. With all the best will in the world, I’m too shit to be a pro surfer! I’m breathless just getting out of bed, let alone riding Pipeline,” we hear you cry. Fear not, dear reader. You don’t have to turn pro and wear hats bearing the logos of energy drinks that make children obese to have a career in surfing.
Here are 10 jobs in the surf industry that just about anybody could get*.