Ben Skinner

Ben Skinner, AKA “Skindog” has been surfing since the age of 3, originally in Jersey, but then in Cornwall. His dad, Steve Skinner encouraged him. Ben has won numerous British and European titles and won 2nd in the World Surfing Games.

Interview: Level Films and Richard Lander Students: Georgia Wallis/ Lilly Farnsworth/ Chloe Roberts 18/07/12 Ref: AV4004/5/6 AV4094

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.


The elusive world title

The excitement

Good to be British

Turning professional

Teaching sons

Starting Skindog

Finding space

Skinner Jr Out back

Dad’s influence

A sense of freedom

Non surfing mates

Arriving in Cornwall

Surf lessons

Biggest waves ever