Name: Ben Schofield
Sport: Body Surfer / Outdoor Enthusiast
Kitvision, Slyde handboards, Kitvision, Dafin, Sprayway
How long have you been in the sport for?
Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully working back in the outdoor/action sports industry, allowing me to have more time to spend on body surfing and being in the water with my daughter. Also, I hope to have made it to Europe to compete and attend a World Championship.
Who inspires you?
Keith Malloy. He is a master of all forms of wave riding, a. Whether it’s a gun, a thruster or a pair of swim fins, his approach speaks of a lifelong commitment to the sea. After years of surfing in front of the lens, he recently stepped behind the scenes to direct the bodysurf film Come Hell or High Water. He lives in California with his family.
What has been your biggest achievement to date?
Longboarding (skating) solo from London to Paris for charity.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to get in to boxing and martial arts?
Just get in the sea and have fun; you’ll soon pick up the idea… it’s all about smiling and having fun.
What are your favourite and worst parts of the sport?
When there is no time or no waves….