Today we chat to Breo Hero Zak Lawton about his surfing life, his motivation, heroes and tips for aspiring surfers.
How long have you been surfing?
I started when I was 9, so 13 years ago now! I cannot even remember my life without surfing to be honest with you.
How did you get involved?
We moved to Croyde, Devon, when I was 9. This was mainly because Mum and Dad had always been on holidays here and thought it would be a great place for us kids; myself and three sisters (yes, I deserve a medal) to grow up. To this day I cannot thank them enough, It’s such an awesome place, and I guess it’s being in the village that got me into the sea. Pretty much everyone’s life here is based around the ocean, and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Answering our Breo Hero questions this week is Emily Ashwoods of the WXC World Racing mountain biking team.
How long have you been mountain biking?
I learnt to ride my bike when I was 3 years old and loved it, going out on rides with my family. Then my dad encouraged me to join my local cycling club when I was 10 and that’s when I really got interested in mountain biking.
Singer/songwriter Laura Lost is the next Breo Hero answering our questions in our Q&A series. We cover her beginnings in the music industry, her proudest moments, her heroes, what motivates her and ask for any tips she’d share with aspiring new bands and musicians.
How long have you been making music?
I have been making my own music since I was about 10yrs old. I used to make up melodies on the piano just for fun. I didn’t start writing real songs until I was 19 though.