Damian Philips

Q: At which store other than Hydro would you like to blow $2000?

A. Countdown.

Q. Which storybook/cartoon character turns you on the most?

A. Daphne from Scooby Doo.

Q. Who was your favourite surfer when growing up?

A. Shane Powell.

Q. Choose a movie title for the story of your life.

A. Karate Kid.

Q. What is the oldest surfboard you still own, and how old is it?

A. Atlas Woods 9’6” Circa 1960something. Swapped a pair of sunnies for it.

Q. What is the oldest thing in your refrigerator?

A. 2-minute noodles.

Q. What is the strangest thing you do in your spare time?

A. Spare time? I have two kids.

Q. What spot do you dream of surfing most?

A. Uncrowded Trestles.

Q. What is the worst thing you’ve bailed on to go surfing?

A. Work… every week.

Q. What’s the strangest talent you have?

A. Whining.

Q. What do your peers call you when you’ve over indulged at a party?

A. Big Daddy.

Q. What peeves you off the most when you’re surfing?

A. One guy I call Bany mc F#$% F#$%face.

Q. Are you after the dawn patrol or last hours of light?

A. Last hours of Light.

Q. What, or who, are you a "closet” fan of?

A. Lady Gaga.

Q. What dare did you accept and later regretted?

A. Calling out TB.

Q. What are the top three things still left on your bucket list?

A. go to Hawaii, Europe & Surf somewhere secret.

Q. If you could be a famous surfer for one day in time, who would you choose and when?

A. Andy Irons beating Kelly Slater in the final at Pipe 2006.