The Best with Tim Boal

Best contest result: 1st Reef Vendee Pro 4* WQS.
Best website for surfers: of course!
Best thing about living in Biarritz: The Basque culture.
Best thing about being half French/half Irish: Speaking both languages.
Best surfboard I’ve set foot upon: My first one, I still have it.
Best lie I’ve told recently: About my age so I could get a cheaper hire car in Scotland.
Best photo of myself: Standing up on a bodyboard when I was 4 or 5.
Best wave I’ve ridden in France: Anglet!
Best thing to eat in France: Magret de canard with vegetables and potatoes.

Best wave in Europe: Mundaka
The world: Rags Rights in the Mentawais.
Best poker victory: In Australia at the Quik house. Remember that one Daz?
Best European junior surfers are: Joan Duru, Marc Lacomare, Charly Martin, Maxime Huscenot, Vincent Duvignac, Arthur Bourbon, Frederico Morais, Nicolau von Rupp…
Best resto in Biarritz: Bistro Aroma and Chez Philippe.
Best party place in Biarritz: Are there any parties in Biarritz?
Best golf score: Somewhere under 100.
Best venue on the WQS: Scotland.
Best waves I’ve had on WQS: Scotland 2006.
Best way to get good at surfing is: Surf a lot and train.
Best DVD to watch before surfing: Dane Reynolds First Chapter.
Best amp up song: I don’t listen to music before heats… but if I did I’d be like Kepa and listen to Bob Marley for the flow.
Best golf course I’ve played: Anglet golf course, love it!

Best thing about being a pro: Surfing a lot of different places, doing well in contests and seeing guys like Jordy Smith and Dane Reynolds surf all the time.
Best style in surfing belongs to: Tom Curren.
Best bank in Anglet: The locals won’t be happy with this one… Cavaliers.

Best party I’ve been to recently: In Thurso… I couldn’t understand a word of what the locals were saying ‘coz of their accents though.
Best advice anyone gave me:
‘There’s gold dust in the air for everyone.’
Best airport: Singapore, by far.
Best people to travel with: All the European and Tahitian QS guys and the juniors, friends from home and family.
Best contest to win would be: Hossegor WCT… it’s the closest one to home, but I’ll take Scotland any time too.
Best book: All autobiographies.
Best film: The Last Samurai and Lucky Number Slevin.
Best way to work on your style: Fall asleep thinking about it.


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