"It’s a real blend of a lot of boardsports. It’s not just like surfing or just like snowboarding - it’s a blend and I think through turns and stuff it really feels like you’re surfing but the general feel is probably more towards wakeboarding or something like that with a lot of water coming at you fast. And then there’s the FlowBarrel which, is for me, brand new and it’s a totally incredible experience. Barrel riding’s probably the best thing you can do in surfing and to be able to do it constantly, and for as long as you can stay on for, is amazing.

I really just wanted to get a nice long barrel, come out and do a big hack. And um… I’ve done the barrel but I can’t do the hack yet!"

Ben Skinner, 9-time European Champion