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Luke Embelton

Luke Embelton

Date of birth:  15/01/88

Hometown:  Durban South Africa

Stance:  Regular

Shaper: Joe Thwaites

Local break:   Fistral Beach

Favourite break: Ansteys Beach

Favourite surfers: Mick Fanning, Andy Irons, Taj Burrow, Kelly Slater, Chris Ward

Favourite trick:  Frontside grab air

Other Activities: I like to sail, read books, take walks on the beach, chill with friends, make music, snorkeling

Music you listen to before events:  Joakim "Forever Young", Pete Rock and CL Smooth "Lots of Loving Remix", Lana Del Rey "Ultraviolence" Hotel Garuda Remix, Tijuana Cartel "money"

Favourite board:  5" 9 square tail high-performance board by J Leon shapes

Favourite suit:  The Viper 

Why do you wear Gul Suits? - They are so comfortable and it feels like you wearing a cosy warm blanket



I stood up first time on my Dads Surfboard when I was around 8 years old, I was so stoked and I knew I was gonna do this for the rest of my life. I was a naturally talented surfer. My dad is also a surfer so I think he gave me the gift haha. I did a few comps when I was a teenager but kinda liked doing my own thing,I left South Africa at the age of 19 and immigrated to Newquay in the UK and been living there ever since,I have also been doing a lot of travelling around the world going on surf trips and surfed a lot of great waves! I have been doing all the comps this year on the British tour, haven't got any major results yet as it is my first year committed to competing and I'm always learning how to do better and what to improve, I know I have the talent!