Hailing from the Western Cape it’s Jacob Cameron Stokes Mellish. When he’s not out hunting down the perfect wave, he’s out earning some dollar on the yachts for the next adventure. He won last year’s Movember Off The Lip contest held at Llandudno and he’s this week’s Surf Ninja! Check out more at his Blogspot.
NAME: Jacob Stokes Mellish
LOCAL SPOT: Llandudno and Seapoint.
BEST THING ABOUT SURFING?
The constant hunt for finding what we will always consider to be the perfect wave, when no-one else is out. And, of course, the feeling of taking off on a wave and flying down the line with more speed than you ever would have expected from Mother Nature – the feeling only us surfers can relate to!
WORST THING ABOUT SURFING?
Not owning a surfboard like me right now.
TO MAKE A LIVING I…
Work on super-yachts. I’m also a jet-ski levitation operator and occasionally smile for the camera…
THREE TRACKS THAT HELP YOU SHRED?
Ryukyu – Underground Mo Ashibi
A-team – A- team
Anything Ike plays
BEST SURFER IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW?
Kelly Slater or JJF.
DAWNIE OR ARVO SESH?
Dawnie if I can get out of bed.
WHICH SPOT DO YOU WANT TO SURF BEFORE YOU DIE?
The Donkey and Dungeons.
WHEN YOU ARE NOT SURFING, YOU CAN BE FOUND WHERE?
On the beach or with Porge (my girlfriend).
BEST SURFING MEMORY?
I have way too many epic surfing memories! Pretty much every time I hit the water a lifetime memory is made.