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Watch: The Very Best Of Young Gun, Sandon Whittaker

The boy from Avoca is back for another swing at the title.

cinema // Aug 9, 2017
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Surfing will progress, it’s inevitable. Fast forward twenty years, or even ten, pro surfing will be unrecognisable. Majority of the top 34 will have slipped into the shade (excluding Kelly perhaps), their fire smothered by the vibrant groms and rookies of today. The webcast will feature a fresh set of faces. A bright new cast of stars to dazzle, entertain and create their own forms of controversy. Just who’ll be calling out the “tennis tour”, swearing at judges or stomping the first double twist in a jersey is yet to be seen, though together with Quiksilver, we’ve been working to find out. Welcome back to Young Guns, you’ve tuned in just in time for the main event.

Before the final eight go toe to toe for the title, we thought you’d like to get to know them a little better. So, here’s a punchy reel and a string of questions to break the ice.

We’ve seen him in the Young Guns battle before, and since then the boy from Avoca, NSW has grown – ah the wonders of biology! But the increase in size hasn’t diminished his enthusiasm for transcending the lip. He’s just moving more water around. Perhaps he scored extra votes for featuring a few female behind shots? Or more likely, it was his well-rounded abilities that won him a ticket to Indonesia. Either way Sandon is back to claim his place on the throne, bigger and badder than ever.

“I mostly shot my edit in Hawaii and at the local beaches around Avoca,” Sadon told Stab. “Funnest sessions would have to have been at Rocky point, there were a couple of mental days!”

Last place you surfed? Avoca beachies.

Last move you pulled? Backside air rev on a 2 footer this morning.

Last board you rode? Channel Islands 5’9″ Proton, rounded pin.

Last claim you pulled? Last minute basketball swish.

Last song you listened to? Thunder, Imagine Dragons.

Last film you watched? Modern Collective this morning to get amped.

Last book you read? Game of thrones, George R Martin.

Last google search? What date the Conner McGreagor is.

Last person you stalked on Instagram? This Madison Beer chick, she was on TV.

Last person you pranked? Pranked my mate Finn Hill, jumped out on him in an alleyway, scared the shit out of him.

Last text message you sent? “Wanna surf?” went out to the boys.

Last meal your parents cooked you? Mum cooked chicken pie, soo good.

Last surfer that got you pumped? Jordy Smith/Modern collective/ I think it was at D’Bah.

With the Indonesian final merely days away, keep it dialled for updates.

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