The Best with Islington-born Trinidadian captain naughty Jason Apparicio
Best thing you do when not surfing: Drumming in my band, Nylon Pool. Best way to dread your hair if you’re white: Bee’s wax. Best trip this year: Morocco, only a few days but with my mates Peter and Alex. Best wave in Caribbean: Soup Bowl. Best wave in Trinidad: Mt. Irvine. Best thing about living in Trinidad: Women. Best thing about being half English: Getting in the European mags. Best wave ever: Asu, Indo, 4 years ago, longest barrel of my life. Best party place: Place with the best music and best girls… Brazil. Best Bob Marley song: Concrete Jungle. Best Sizzla song: Healing of the Nation. Best place to eat in Trinidad: Mum’s house. Best place to go out in Trinidad: Club 51 in Port of Spain. Best surfers in Caribbean: Alan Davis, Lewis St John, Mark Holder. Best surfers in Europe: I’ve always rated Fred Robin. Best cricketer of all time: Brian Lara. Best footie match: T&T play-off against Bahrain in 06. Last minute goal by Dennis Lawrence took us to the World Cup in Germany. Best thing about coming to Europe: Seeing boobies on the beach. Best thing about France: see above. Best thing about Spain: Tapas.
Best thing about UK: Mingers. Best non-surf destination: Amsterdam. Best pick up line: ‘Whoa whoa whoa, don’t get so close to me, back up.’ Best thing about being a surfer: Being free. Best way to psych-up for heavy surf: Just go, don’t think about it. If you think too much you don’t go. Best friends: Ones who are there when the shit hits the fan. Best cars I’ve driven: 500SL Mercedes, Subaru WRX. Best thing to say to the law when pulled over: ‘F-you, officer, it’s my turn now.’ Fear n’ Loathing style. Best surfboard you’ve ridden: Insight 6’0" x 18 1/4" pintail. Best thing they’ll say when you’re dead: ‘He lived for the moment.’ Best thing about being a valet parker in Florida: You see a lot of flesh. Best thing about Celine Dion: She tipped me $100 when I worked as above. Best beer in Caribbean: Stag is a man’s beer. Best pub in Cornwall: All of them, but I think the Dirty Horse is the name… Best thing about riding for Insight: They keep it real and the surfboards are insane.