Meet Matt Lindsay, a surf instructor from Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Australia. When traveling, he can’t leave home without surfboards, board shorts and a smile. It doesn’t get better than that! Meet our friend and the Wanderist, Matt.
Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Australia
SALT OR SNOW:
SPORT OF CHOICE:
Surfing, mostly shortboards, but partial to just about anything in the ocean
WHAT DOES ADVENTURE MEAN TO YOU?:
New experiences... the excitement of finding a new spot you haven't been before and figuring out best places to eat, relax, and surf!
WHEN SEEKING ADVENTURE, WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU DO?:
Check the Surf Report!
THREE THINGS YOU CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT:
Surfboards, Board Shorts, a Smile
HOW YOU GOT STARTED SURFING:
Grew up in one of the World's best surf spots, and my mom got me a Christmas lesson with a Pro... got addicted, and made it a career
TIPS FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO START SURFING:
Get a good instructor and plan a private trip to a location with easy long waves
FAVORITE SNACK TO FUEL WITH AND WHY:
Avocado Toast or Acai - Great energy, quick, and tasty
PUMP UP SONG:
Stinkfist - Tool
Mix 'em with Whiskey - Larry Fleet
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY?:
Mick Fanning (3x World Surfing Champion) - Incredible athlete, great human, and able to fight through amazing hardship to win multiple world titles
THREE FAVORITE BOOKS AND WHY?:
The Alchemist - Beautiful way to look at life
The Secret - Believer in bringing great things into your life through manifesting and positive attitude
Very short history of the World - Love understanding history to help explain people's beliefs, how we developed into the different people we are, attitudes, religions, etc.
IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPERPOWER WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?:
Teleportation for sure.... All those amazing waves and people I can go visit at the drop of a hat!
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST MOTIVATOR AND WHY?:
Growth, Experience, and Introducing people to the amazing sport of surfing. Meeting new people and sharing the joy of surfing gives me the most satisfaction. Seeing people succeed in a difficult sport and enjoying and getting a new appreciation for nature is unbeatable!