July 12, 2022

50-Year Storm interview

In the lead-up to the Bells Beach 50 Year Storm in memory of local surfer Shaun Brooks, the Times News Group will be catching up with some invitees who will have the honour of surfing the biggest waves this winter.

Featured this week is inaugural Bells Beach 50-Year Storm winner Tim Stevenson.

During the interview, Stevenson talks about his love of surfing from a young age, his beloved Jan Juc Boardriders and how it felt paddling out in the maiden Bells Beach 50-Year Storm event in 2021.

Stevenson also provides mental health tips and advice for listeners and provides an insight into his debut in the Rip Curl Pro main draw in 2016, where he took on world champions Adriano De Souza and Italo Ferreira.

Watch Surf Coast Times interview here.

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Surf Coast Shire Council Acknowledges the Wadawurrung People, and Gulidjan and Gadubanud Peoples of the Eastern Maar, their Elders and leaders past, present and emerging as the Traditional Owners of the skies, land, waters and sea country across our municipality. We acknowledge their care and custodianship for more than 60,000 years, which continues today. We walk with them as we respectfully care for and tread lightly on these lands. We also extend that respect to all First Nations people who are part of the community.