I’m currently living in Hamburg where I’m working towards completing my electrical apprenticeship, but I grew up in Tonga until I was 15 and then moved and lived in New Zealand for 4 years.
WHERE IS HOME FOR YOU?
HOW DID YOU START SURFING AND WHERE?
I started surfing in Tonga when I was very young – around 2 or 3 years old. I grew up on the beach of my family’s surf resort, where my grandpa would catch small waves with me in front of his longboard.
WHAT IS YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE WAVE/SPOT?
I have a lot of favourite spots but I’ll give some of my top ones. One of them would be a spot in Tonga, which only works in the summer months, so I was always looking forward to that time of the year. Second would be a spot in New Zealand’s “Far North” in Ahipara, where I’ve caught my longest waves ever.
SOMETHING ABOUT SURFING YOU WISH YOU KNEW 10 YEARS AGO?
I wish I could have taught more friends how to surf in Tonga. It sometimes was hard being the only surfer getting shacked all day and not being able to share! (Note: I’m not complaining.)
WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER ONE SURFING DESTINATION YOU STILL NEED TO VISIT?
Indo for sure! Really want to go one day soon, hopefully.
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR DOWNTIME IN BETWEEN SURFING?
Working, eating, sleeping.
WHAT OTHER BOARD SPORTS DO YOU DO?
I pretty much only surf. I can do other board sports too but I don’t do them very often.
YOUR FAVORITE FAST FOOD?
Any seafood or chicken of some sort.
YOUR UNIQUE SKILL?
BEST EXCUSE TO SKIP A WORKOUT?
I’m too tired.
Give me an ironing board and I’ll surf it, but if I had to choose I’d say right now I really dig the Playground 5’10 and Fish'n Chixx.
Seti is 180 cm tall and weighs 72 kg